Latest Missouri State General Assembly News

6 apply for Missouri's nonpartisan redistricting post

Dec. 5, 2019 2:11 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — About half a dozen people have applied for an influential new job in Missouri to draw state legislative districts under a nationally unique mandate to achieve “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness" in elections. Missouri's “nonpartisan state...

Democratic state Sen. Schupp to challenge U.S. Rep. Wagner

Dec. 4, 2019 2:28 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Jill Schupp says she plans to run for the U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Rep. Ann Wagner. Schupp, of Creve Coeur, announced her entry into the campaign for Missouri's 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday evening. Schupp served in the Missouri...

Missouri measures would allow college athletes to be paid

Dec. 3, 2019 4:45 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri college athletes could be paid under new proposals by state lawmakers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that at least two lawmakers are backing legislation next legislative session to allow student athletes to profit from their name and image. University of Missouri...

Parson names former top lawmaker to Missouri Southern board

Nov. 19, 2019 6:07 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has named fellow former lawmaker Ron Richard to Missouri Southern State University’s governing board. Parson appointed the Joplin resident to the position Tuesday. The two Republicans served together as lawmakers. Richard left the Legislature in...

Missouri lawmakers vow to go after carjackers, but not guns

Nov. 19, 2019 3:21 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Republican legislators and Republican Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Tuesday laid out legislative priorities for 2020 aimed at fighting violent urban crime, but they made it clear that those priorities don’t include stricter gun laws. Legislative leaders said...

Missouri lawmakers frustrated with GM job-retention promises

Nov. 16, 2019 11:17 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After scrambling to pull together $50 million in tax breaks for General Motors, some Missouri lawmakers say the company is coming up short so far with its promises for job retention at a suburban St. Louis plant. Lawmakers secured the incentives late last session at the urging of...

Former Missouri lawmaker fined $14,000

Nov. 7, 2019 2:21 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Ferguson activist who became a state representative, only to resign in August, will pay the state $14,169 after an investigation found he spent thousands of dollars from his campaign fund on personal expenses and failed to file accurate reports. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports...

Democrats say St. Louis County victory signals hope for 2020

Nov. 6, 2019 3:14 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Democrats in Missouri are hoping that a red-to-blue flip of a once safely Republican suburban St. Louis state House seat is a sign of things to come in 2020. Democrat Trish Gunby defeated Republican Lee Ann Pitman Tuesday in a special election in House District 99, a western St. Louis...

Mentoring program for boys having success in Cape Girardeau

Nov. 3, 2019 11:24 AM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A program that helps young men reach their full potential is earning accolades from southeast Missouri leaders and members of the Missouri Legislature's Black Caucus. The Southeast Missourian reports that the Honorable Young Men Club provides mentoring for students in the Cape...

Missouri agency tracked Planned Parenthood patients' periods

Oct. 29, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's health department director on Tuesday said he tracked the menstrual cycles of Planned Parenthood patients as part of an effort to identify what the agency says were "failed abortions" at a St. Louis clinic. Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams made...