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Missouri House votes to undo law on attorney general's home

Apr. 18, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has voted to strip residency requirements for the state's attorney general. House members voted 135-17 Thursday to change a state law dictating that Missouri's top attorney live in the "seat of government." That's been interpreted by some to mean the capital,...

Missouri bill would undo law on where attorney general lives

Apr. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are trying to strip residency requirements for the state's attorney general. Lawmakers on Tuesday gave initial approval to a bill to change a state law dictating that Missouri's top attorney live in the "seat of government." That's been interpreted by some to...

Missouri AG seeks stories about ravages of opioids

Apr. 16, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Eric Schmitt is seeking input from Missourians impacted by the opioid epidemic as part of the state's lawsuit against three major opioid manufacturers. Schmitt, a Republican, was in St. Louis Tuesday to encourage Missourians to go to the website www.realopioidpain.com and...

Subpoena quashed in Democrat's efforts to question Hawley

Apr. 9, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has rejected a Democratic candidate's effort to question U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over his handling of public records while he was Missouri attorney general. Attorney Elad Gross, a candidate for Missouri attorney general, is suing Gov. Mike Parson's administration for all...

Chiefs lineman completes internship for Sen. Josh Hawley

Apr. 9, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Ryan Hunter has tackled the halls of government. As part of the NFL Players' Association's Externship program, the pre-law graduate from Bowling Green State University worked for Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, of Missouri. He focused in part on...

Missouri man charged with threatening Sen. Josh Hawley

Apr. 6, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man has been arrested after authorities say he threatened Republican Sen. Josh Hawley in a social media message. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Jeremy Cawthon appeared in federal court Friday in St. Louis for a brief hearing on a charge of transmitting...

Missouri nail manufacturer granted steel tariff exclusions

Apr. 4, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nail manufacturing company highlighted in Missouri's last U.S. Senate race said Thursday that it can start increasing production after President Donald Trump's administration granted it tariff exclusions. The exclusions will exempt Poplar Bluff-based Mid-Continent Steel and...

Bill would give Secretary of State more power in voter cases

Apr. 3, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to a bill that could give the Secretary of State more power to investigate election irregularities. Under the proposal, the Secretary of State could ask a judge to force the release of records concerning voting violations. The...

Flooding prompts criticism of way Missouri River dams run

Mar. 28, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After this spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River, many want to blame the agency that manages the river's dams for making the disaster worse, but it may not be that simple. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says much of the water that created the flooding came from rain and...

Democrats sue over alleged records law breach under Hawley

Mar. 11, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Monday sued the Missouri Attorney General's Office, alleging that it violated the state's open-records laws under the leadership of Josh Hawley, who is now a U.S. senator. The group claimed the office withheld emails between...