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May 25, 2023

Missouri ex-House speaker fined $47K for alleged campaign finance violations

A disgraced former Missouri House speaker has been fined $47,000 for allegedly breaking campaign finance laws, according to records released Tuesday.

Mar 22, 2023

Missouri House passes bill to allow sports gambling

A bill to legalize sports gambling in Missouri passed the state House speedily on Tuesday, but the measure's prospects in the Senate are far less certain.

Mar 2, 2023

Missouri debates ban on LGBTQ education for all grades

Missouri lawmakers argued Wednesday over a bill that would ban most LGBTQ education subjects for all grades in the state's public schools.

Feb 10, 2023

Black lawmakers cite racism as Missouri House OKs crime bill

Black lawmakers in Missouri are accusing House Republican leaders of racism after shutting down debate and passing a bill that could strip power from the Black woman elected as the St. Louis prosecutor.

Feb 3, 2023

Missouri House OKs raising bar for constitutional amendments

The Republican-led Missouri House of Representatives is advancing a proposal to make it harder to amend the state constitution.

Mike Parson speaks to the Missouri Legislature
Jan 19, 2023

Governor’s budget seeks increases for Missouri courts

Gov. Mike Parson's budget recommendations acknowledge that the state’s courts will need additional funding to cover the costs of expunging criminal records as required by a voter-approved marijuana amendment.

Jan 17, 2023

Missouri Democrats say House dress code debate a distraction

Women who serve in the Missouri House will face a tougher dress code when they return to the floor this week after a debate that Democrats panned as a pointless distraction from the issues facing the state.

Missouri state capitol
Jan 4, 2023

Lawmakers, including 26 lawyers, return to Capitol for 2023 session

Missouri lawmakers are back in Jefferson City as the 2023 legislative session kicks off.

Jan 3, 2023

Missouri GOP focused on raising bar to change Constitution

Top Republican lawmakers say making it harder to amend Missouri's Constitution is a top priority in this year's legislative session.

A sign for state Rep. Mark Ellebracht sits outside Gracemor Christian Church, a Kansas City polling place, the day after the Nov. 8, 2022 elections.
Nov 11, 2022

26 lawyers headed to Missouri House and Senate

Missouri voters on Nov. 8 sent 20 lawyers to the Missouri House and six more to the state Senate.

Oct 4, 2022

Missouri lawmakers approve $40M in tax breaks for farmers

Missouri senators on Tuesday passed $40 million in annual tax breaks for farmers, ranchers and other agriculture-related businesses as part of a special legislative session.

Sep 29, 2022

Missouri House committee moves to end corporate income taxes

The powerful Missouri House Budget Committee on Wednesday voted to phase out corporate income taxes.

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