Latest Missouri state government News

Hunters kill 12 bears in Missouri's first black bear season

Oct. 28, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hunters killed 12 black bears during Missouri's first black bear hunting season, the Missouri Conservation Department said Thursday. The hunt was allowed after the state's black bear population grew to about 800, with most in southern...

Watchdog alleges Greitens broke campaign laws in Senate bid

Oct. 28, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An election watchdog on Thursday filed a federal complaint alleging former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens violated campaign finance laws in his bid for U.S. Senate. Washington-based nonprofit campaign finance watchdog group Campaign Legal Center filed...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Oct. 26, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. October 25, 2021. Editorial: Was Schmitt’s Texas trip a campaign event or official action? Both, it seems. In a transparent political stunt reminiscent of his silly lawsuit against China’s government, Missouri Attorney...

Schmitt's campaign to pay for Texas trip to announce lawsuit

Oct. 24, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Schmitt's office now says his campaign paid for a trip to Texas last week to announce a lawsuit seeking to force the restart of construction of a southern border wall, and taxpayers paid only for his spokesman to make the trip. ...

Leader in AG's office appointed to Missouri Court of Appeals

Oct. 22, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has appointed a top aide to Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt to the state appeals court. First Assistant Attorney General Cristian M. Stevens will become one of 14 judges on the Court of Appeals, Eastern...

PAC uses Missouri governor's attack on paper to raise money

Oct. 21, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A political action committee backing Republican Gov. Mike Parson is raising money with a new video highlighting his attacks on a Missouri newspaper that discovered a flaw in a state agency's cybersecurity and waited for it to be fixed before publishing a story. ...

Missouri lawmaker Tom Hannegan dies of stroke

Oct. 20, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican state Rep. Tom Hannegan died Wednesday of a stroke at age 51, his campaign treasurer said. “The community has suffered a great loss,” said Hannegan’s campaign treasurer, Scott Mell. Voters elected...

Christian boarding school sues over new oversight law

Oct. 20, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Christian boarding school is suing to stop state officials from implementing new regulations that were put in place following long-running abuse at some unlicensed residential care facilities. The Kansas City Star reports that CNS...

Missouri budget officials outline $50M cost of data breach

Oct. 19, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Help for roughly 100,000 teachers whose Social Security numbers were made vulnerable in a massive state data breach could cost Missouri as much as $50 million, the governor's office confirmed Tuesday. The estimate includes the cost of credit...

97 dogs removed from facility in southwestern Missouri

Oct. 19, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Humane Society of Missouri on Tuesday removed nearly 100 dogs, including several puppies, from a southwestern Missouri facility, alleging the dogs suffered from severe neglect. The St. Louis-based Humane Society said in a news release that 97 dogs...