Missouri lawmakers signed off Wednesday on their most recent effort to reinstate local taxes for certain vehicles purchases
Missouri doctors urged a state House committee Wednesday to reinstate liability limits for medical malpractice cases after the state Supreme Court struck down an existing cap.
An upper limit of $350,000 for noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering was a major piece of Republicans’ efforts in 2005 to curb liability lawsuits.
Missouri senators has endorsed a plan to downsize the state Legislature by cutting 60 members of the state House.
St. Louis city would lose one of its two members of Congress and much of northern Missouri would be covered by a single congressional district under a redistricting proposal released Wednesday by a state House committee.
Advocates for programs and providers of services that receive state money explained the value of their projects Tuesday to Missouri lawmakers facing a budget deficit of several hundred million dollars.
Their immediate predecessors toured universities, museums and even the St. Louis Rams’ football stadium to learn the ins and outs of Missouri government. This year’s class of incoming freshman lawmakers learned a key part about state government by staying put in the state Capitol and saving money.
Although Republicans have a historic majority in the Missouri House, GOP leaders on Thursday picked three Democrats to head committees.
Missouri lawmakers are promising a focus on job creation and business incentives in next year’s session, including proposals to cut taxes, limit business regulations and prohibit requirements forcing prospective workers to join labor unions.
Missouri prosecutors say they believe a new state drunken driving law gives police the authority to take blood samples from reluctant suspects without a warrant.
An attorney for a St. Louis teen sentenced to spend his life in prison after he was convicted of killing a police officer argued Wednesday that juveniles should not receive automatic life sentences.
A request for a protection order was dropped Monday against a state lawmaker accused of roughing up the campaign manager of a political rival.