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A candlelight vigil will be held Monday, April 20, from 8-9:45 pm at the Phelps County Courthouse highlighting the consequences of legislative inaction on Medicaid, and urging Missouri legislators to expand Medicaid before the legislative session ends.

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:50 PM

The Missouri Revenue Department would be blocked from considering how much a contractor would pay back to the state for running license offices under a proposal moving forward in the Legislature.

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:48 PM

Attorney General Chris Koster had more than $3 million in cash on hand to spend on his bid for Missouri governor in 2016, campaign records released Wednesday show, more than twice the amount of the lead Republican fundraiser in the race, former...

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:46 PM

Missouri lawmakers would be able to hire defense attorneys under a measure modified in response to a lawsuit filed by a liberal advocacy group against the Senate and three Republican senators over alleged violations of the state's open records law.

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:44 PM

More than 3,000 low-income Missouri families could lose monthly welfare assistance under a measure heading to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon for consideration, the first such bill approved by lawmakers this year among a number aimed at trimming social...

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:41 PM

A proposal to raise Missouri's fuel tax for the first time in two decades appears unlikely to move forward this session, Missouri Senate leaders said Thursday, despite warnings from transportation officials about the future of the state's...

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:07 PM

The public can save on energy-efficient appliances next week during the annual Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday April 19-25.

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:06 PM

April is holding true to its promise of showers. So far, the month has been wet and mild.

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:04 PM

Missouri Senate Republican leaders have withdrawn support for a proposal from the lead Senate budget writer to create lump sum budgets for most programs within three departments.

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:02 PM

Minors convicted of first-degree murder could receive a less-severe punishment than the current requirement of life in prison under legislation advanced Wednesday in the Missouri Senate.

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 7:58 PM

A liberal advocacy group sued the Missouri Senate on Wednesday, asserting that restrictions on filming some Senate committee meetings are in violation of the state's open-meetings law.

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