Latest Missouri state government News

2 men are charged with murder in the deadly shooting at Kansas City's Super Bowl celebration

Feb. 20, 2024 18:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two men charged with murder in last week's shooting after the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade were strangers who pulled out guns and began firing within seconds of starting an argument, according to court documents released Tuesday. Missouri...

Missouri high court says Planned Parenthood can receive funding; cites failed appeal by state

Feb. 14, 2024 18:54 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the latest attempt by Republican state officials to block taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood, citing a failure in the state's legal appeal. The high court's decision upholds a ruling by a...

Missouri high court upholds voting districts drawn for state Senate

Feb. 14, 2024 16:37 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A divided Missouri Supreme Court upheld voting districts drawn for the state Senate on Wednesday, rejecting a legal challenge that claimed mapmakers should have placed a greater emphasis on keeping communities intact. The high court's 5-2 decision means...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Feb. 13, 2024 07:16 AM EST

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. February 9, 2024. Editorial: Missouri’s war on women targets rape victims, health care — and democracy itself What does the Missouri Legislature have against women? It’s a question that feels more pressing all the time...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Feb. 06, 2024 10:59 AM EST

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. January 30, 2024. Editorial: Dueling (literally?) in the Missouri Senate Given the level of vitriol in the Missouri Legislature’s right flank, it was probably only a matter of time before someone started throwing around the word “ duel.”...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jan. 30, 2024 07:19 AM EST

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. January 28, 2024. Editorial: Ashcroft’s latest campaign stunts erode Republican values he claims to support As Missouri Republicans this year choose their nominee for governor, an important factor in the decision should be whether the...

Years of Missouri Senate Republican infighting comes to a breaking point, and the loss of parking

Jan. 23, 2024 20:37 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A yearslong rift between a small band of defiant Missouri state senators and fellow Republicans in leadership on Tuesday reached what one lawmaker called a pivotal moment, as well as the loss of parking spaces. Sen. Bill Eigel posted on the X platform,...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jan. 23, 2024 07:22 AM EST

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. January 19, 2024. Editorial: Once again, harassing trans citizens is a top priority for Missouri politicians Rest easy, Missouri — your state legislators are courageously confronting what is apparently the most dire threat facing residents...

Missouri lawmaker expelled from Democratic caucus announces run for governor

Jan. 09, 2024 17:14 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is running for governor after she was kicked out of the state House Democratic caucus for her ties to a man cited by the Anti-Defamation League as a Holocaust denier. Suburban St. Louis state Rep. Sarah Unsicker announced her bid to replace...

Missouri GOP leaders say LGBTQ+ issues will take a back seat to child care, education policy in 2024

Jan. 03, 2024 15:07 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's five-month annual legislative session began Wednesday with top Republicans prioritizing education and child-care policies over additional laws directed at LBGTQ+ people. Republicans spent much of last session crafting two new...