Latest Missouri state government News

Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple

Aug. 03, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday that he made good on his promise to pardon a couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators as they marched past the couple's home in a luxury St. Louis enclave last year. ...

St. Louis mask mandate temporarily on hold; Kansas City sued

Aug. 03, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

St. Louis County residents will not be required to wear masks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for at least two more weeks, after a judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday against a mask mandate that was issued last month. Circuit Judge Ellen “Nellie”...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 03, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. July 31, 2021. Editorial: Greitens wants Trump’s endorsement. That it’s even a possibility speaks volumes. In an encouraging sign of sanity among Missouri Republican campaign donors, scandal-plagued former Gov. Eric...

Missouri governor pardons lawyer couple who pointed guns at social justice demonstrators who marched past their home

Aug. 03, 2021 18:13 PM EDT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri governor pardons lawyer couple who pointed guns at social justice demonstrators who marched past their home.

Wagner announces reelection bid in Missouri's 2nd District

Aug. 03, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner will seek a sixth term representing suburban St. Louis in Congress. Wagner, 58, announced her reelection bid on Tuesday in Missouri's 2nd District, which covers mostly middle class and affluent parts of the St. Louis...

Rep. Gunby running for Wagner's suburban St. Louis seat

Aug. 02, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — Missouri state Rep. Trish Gunby on Monday announced she's running for Republican U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner’s suburban St. Louis seat. Gunby is a Democrat from Ballwin, Missouri. Voters elected her to the state House during a 2019 special election. ...

Lawsuit over St. Louis mask rules sent back to state court

Aug. 02, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday ruled that state courts should handle a lawsuit to overturn St. Louis-area mask mandates. Judge Stephen Clark of the Eastern Missouri U.S. District Court sent the case back to state court, saying that the mask-mandate...

Springfield says help with COVID overflow site was too slow

Jul. 30, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Springfield-area health officials have withdrawn their request for a temporary site to handle an overflow of COVID-19 patients because they said it couldn't be put up quickly enough amid a case surge that has led to renewed calls for vaccinations and fights over mask...

St. Louis County reaches settlement in 1996 murder case

Jul. 30, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man who was released from prison last year after the Missouri Supreme Court vacated his life sentence for murder has reached a $6.6. million settlement with St. Louis County. St. Louis County officials began the process of issuing the money on Friday...

Missouri GOP treasurer to make bid for state auditor

Jul. 29, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick on Thursday announced he's running for state auditor. Republican Gov. Mike Parson appointed Fitzpatrick state treasurer in 2018 after Republican Josh Hawley left the Attorney General's...