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Updated Jan 28, 2015 at 4:49 PM

Missouri lawmakers and state elected officials likely will receive a pay increase after some state Senate Democrats successfully filibustered Wednesday, stalling efforts to block the raise.

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 11:59 AM

The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education will hold a public hearing for the development of a new coordinated plan for the state's higher education system Thursday, Jan. 29 in Jefferson City. The focus of this hearing will be “State...

Posted Jan 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has asked lawmakers for more money this year and next, but with an even stronger grip on the Legislature and new checks on the governor's power, Republicans are unlikely to give him what he wants.

Updated Jan 25, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Proposed legislation in the Missouri Senate could significantly alter criminal prosecution with a fundamental change in the structure of prosecuting attorney offices that is tied to structural reforms of the circuit court system.

Updated Jan 22, 2015 at 1:48 PM

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Jan. 22 that four new defendants have been added to the lawsuit his office filed against 13 St. Louis County municipalities on Dec. 18, 2014, for alleged violations of the Macks Creek Law.

Updated Jan 22, 2015 at 9:16 AM

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon implored lawmakers to embrace policies that "foster healing and hope" Wednesday as he delivered his first State of the State address since the unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in...

Updated Jan 18, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Nearly a decade after Missouri last limited some civil lawsuit awards, Republican lawmakers are organizing to reinstate caps overturned by the state's highest court.

Updated Jan 15, 2015 at 5:21 PM

Five months after being charged with the responsibility of taking a closer look at the merger of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and former Water Patrol, the interim legislative committee has released the details of their findings and...

Posted Jan 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM

The Missouri State Board of Education this week moved forward with plans to test schoolchildren using national Common Core educational standards, approving a new minimum standardized test score that will be used to determine students' proficiency.

Updated Jan 15, 2015 at 1:42 PM

Roughly one-quarter of state roadways would be the focus of the Missouri Department of Transportation under its new plan to operate on a construction budget of $325 million beginning in 2017.

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 2:46 PM

With legislatures convening across the country, lawmakers are moving quickly to respond to one of the biggest stories of the past year, the police killings of unarmed residents in Missouri, New York and elsewhere.

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