Latest Missouri state government News

Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Jun. 25, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — PHOENIX — Police fired tear gas from the windows of the Arizona Capitol building to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating outside, as lawmakers briefly huddled in a basement. The lawmakers were working to complete their 2022 session as thousands of...

Missouri bans most abortions after US Supreme Court ruling

Jun. 24, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri law outlawing most abortions took effect Friday, as Republican state officials acted quickly to enforce a ban following a U.S. Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for abortion. A 2019 Missouri law prohibits abortions...

Parson signs law exempting World Cup tickets from sales tax

Jun. 23, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday signed a bill that will reduce the cost of World Cup tickets when the soccer tournament comes to Kansas City in 2026. The bill exempts tickets for the FIFA World Cup games from sales tax. The Missouri Legislature passed...

Greitens RINO video spurred threats to family, lawyer says

Jun. 23, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The family of Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens has been subjected to “serious threats” in the days since he released a violent campaign video in which he declares he's “hunting” RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only, the lawyer for his ex-wife said in court...

Lawyer leaving 1/6 panel amid talk of Missouri Senate run

Jun. 22, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

An attorney working as a senior investigator for the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection will leave the post amid calls urging him to run for a Missouri U.S. Senate seat as an independent. John F. Wood's resignation is effective Friday. The resignation was...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 22, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 20, 2022. Editorial: Hunting humans: Ludicrous Eric Greitens hits a new low targeting fellow Republicans Missourians have long been accustomed to boorish behavior from Eric Greitens, the disgraced former governor credibly accused of tying up and...

1/6 panel lawyer urged to run for Missouri US Senate seat

Jun. 21, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

Republican former U.S. Sen. John Danforth and others are urging a former federal prosecutor who is an attorney for the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection to make an independent run for Missouri's open Senate seat. A committee on Monday launched a website...

Facebook removes GOP Senate candidate's 'RINO hunting' video

Jun. 20, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook on Monday removed a campaign video by Republican Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens that shows him brandishing a shotgun and declaring that he's hunting RINOs, or Republicans In Name Only. In the ad, Greitens, a former Missouri governor who...

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Jun. 19, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

The price of a foot of water pipe in Tucson, Arizona: up 19%. The cost of a ton of asphalt in a small Massachusetts town: up 37%. The estimate to build a new airport terminal in Des Moines, Iowa: 69% higher, with a several year delay. Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure...

Five more lawsuits filed against Missouri boarding school

Jun. 18, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

NEVADA, Mo. (AP) — Five additional lawsuits have been filed accusing a southwestern Missouri boarding school of abusing students. The lawsuits alleging physical and emotional abuse at Agape Boarding School were filed Wednesday in Vernon County. All told, 19 lawsuits have been filed...