Latest Missouri state government News

State lawmaker facing fraud charges named in new lawsuit

May. 24, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A state lawmaker charged with fraud involving medical treatments has been sued by a patient over the care she prescribed for him to relieve back pain. Rep. Tricia Derges, a Nixa Republican, is scheduled to go on trial in federal court next month on charges...

Court says McCloskeys can't advise right-wing group for free

May. 19, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

The Missouri Supreme Court denied a request by U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey and his wife to give free legal advice to a conservative activist group as a condition of their professional probation, but McCloskey said Thursday he'll try to find another right-wing organization to represent. ...

Missouri governor OKs new US House map favoring Republicans

May. 18, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed new U.S. House districts into law Wednesday that are expected to shore up Republican strength in the state's most competitive congressional district ahead of this year's elections. The new voting districts took effect...

Missouri Gov. Parson unsure about one-time tax credit bill

May. 18, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday said he's concerned about a one-time tax credit bill awaiting his approval. The Republican told reporters gathered in his Capitol office that the proposal was “put together in a pretty quick fashion” by the...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 17, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 16, 2022. Editorial: Break up this abusive football cartel The outright duplicity that guided the words and actions of Rams owner Stan Kroenke and National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, among others, were widely assumed but...

Missouri House OKs hospital visitors on final day

May. 13, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's GOP-led House spent its last day of the session Friday passing language protecting patient visitor access at hospitals after senators hindered work by leaving a day early. House lawmakers had little left available to do after the...

Missouri Legislature passes few bills in slow session

May. 13, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers passed few bills during the 2022 legislative session, in part because of gridlock in the Republican-led Senate. Senators adjourned Thursday after approving new congressional districts, cutting off work on all other bills. The GOP-led...

Bill protects doctors who prescribe 2 controversial drugs

May. 13, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bill passed this week by the Missouri Legislature would prevent state licensing boards from disciplining doctors who prescribe the controversial off-label drugs ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine to their patients. The measure also would prevent...

Missouri lawmakers adopt US House districts with GOP edge

May. 12, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Finally breaking an impasse, the Missouri Legislature gave final approval Thursday to new congressional districts that are expected to continue Republicans' electoral edge in a former swing state that has trended increasingly red. Missouri had been one of...

Missouri lawmakers pass voter photo ID requirement

May. 12, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Thursday once again passed legislation to require voters to show photo identification at the polls, as well as to allow two weeks of no-excuse early voting. The GOP-led House voted 97-47 to send the bill to Republican Gov. Mike...