Latest Missouri State General Assembly News

The Latest: Trump promises 'orderly transition' on Jan. 20

Jan. 7, 2021 4:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 3:55 a.m. President Donald Trump now says there “will be an orderly transition on January 20th” after Congress concluded the electoral vote count certifying President-elect...

State Rep. Wiley Price IV, D-St. Louis, takes his seat on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, after being sworn into Missouri's 100th legislative session at the Jefferson City, Mo., Capitol building. The Ethics Committee launched an investigation of Price, a St. Louis Democrat, after a staffer reported that he admitted to having sex with the intern after a party at a local bar in January.  The Ethics Committee found the staffer's report credible and on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, gave Price until Wednesday afternoon to resign. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Missouri lawmaker denounced for alleged sex with intern

Dec. 16, 2020 6:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri state lawmaker allegedly had sex with an intern and then threatened a staffer to keep quiet about it, according to a House Ethics Committee report released Wednesday. The Ethics Committee gave Democratic St. Louis Rep. Wiley Price until Wednesday afternoon to resign over...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2020 file photo, outgoing Minnesota State Senate President Senate President Jeremy Miller, R-Winona gave Sen. David Tomassoni, DFL-Chisholm a congratulatory elbow bump before Tomassoni addressed the Senate Chamber in St. Paul, Minn.   At least 187 state legislators nationwide have tested positive for the virus and four have died since the pandemic began, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press. Twelve Arkansas lawmakers have tested positive for the virus over the past month, the second largest known outbreak in a state legislature. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Many GOP lawmakers shrug off Statehouse mask-wearing rules

Nov. 21, 2020 5:39 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Many Republican lawmakers in states where coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have surged are not only rejecting statewide mask mandates. They're also resisting rules requiring them in their own capitols. Efforts to require lawmakers and staff to wear masks have received a cool...