Latest Missouri state government News

Missouri lawmakers approve $40M in tax breaks for farmers

Oct. 04, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators passed $40 million in annual tax breaks for farmers, which Republican Gov. Mike Parson said he'll sign Wednesday along with an income tax cut. Senators voted 26-3 Tuesday in favor of the tax incentive package, which primarily renewed tax...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Oct. 04, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. October 3, 2022. Editorial: Questions in murder case shows need for eyewitness identification reform in Missouri. Nathan Hawkins has never denied fatally shooting Eric Cooper in Monroe County nearly 25 years ago. The 42-year-old Missouri man was 19...

Tax breaks for farmers near passage in Missouri Legislature

Oct. 03, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A $40 million tax credit package for Missouri farmers and other agricultural businesses neared passage Monday, when a committee voted to send the bill to the full state Senate. The bill is expected to come up for a final Senate vote Tuesday. ...

Missouri lawmakers pass bill to cut income taxes

Sep. 29, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to an income tax cut that Gov. Mike Parson requested and ditched a last-minute proposal to cut corporate taxes. The Republican-led Missouri House voted 98-32 in favor of the bill, which would cut income taxes...

Execution set for Missouri inmate who killed ex-girlfriend

Sep. 29, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday set a January execution date for Scott McLaughlin, who was convicted of raping and killing an ex-girlfriend 19 years ago. The execution at the state prison in Bonne Terre, scheduled for Jan. 3, would come six weeks after another convicted killer...

Missouri House committee moves to end corporate income taxes

Sep. 28, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The powerful Missouri House Budget Committee on Wednesday voted to phase out corporate income taxes. Budget Chairman Cody Smith tacked the provision onto a key, Senate-approved bill to cut individual income taxes, the main focus of a special legislative...

New judge lets Missouri boarding school stay open for now

Sep. 27, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

A Missouri judge on Tuesday allowed a Christian boarding school to remain open for now, scheduling two days of hearings in October to determine its fate after multiple current and former students alleged widespread abuse. Cedar County Associate Circuit Judge Thomas Pyle's ruling came...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Sep. 27, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. September 21, 2022. Editorial: Roy Blunt, the nation needs your help to prevent the next Jan. 6 before it happens On Jan. 6, 2021, insurrectionists at the U.S. Capitol, some members of Congress and then-President Donald Trump tried to overturn a free...

Missouri House speaker urges feds to shut down Agape school

Sep. 26, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

The speaker of the Missouri House is urging the U.S. attorney in Kansas City to shut down Agape Boarding School, accusing the Christian school of “what amounts to organized crime against children.” Republican House Speaker Rob Vescovo sent a letter Wednesday to U.S. Attorney...

Missouri Senate passes individual income tax cuts

Sep. 21, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missourians could get a break on state income taxes under a proposal approved by the Republican-led state Senate on Wednesday. Senators voted 24-4 to send the bill to the GOP-led House for consideration. The roughly $1 billion proposal...