Latest Missouri State General Assembly News

Missouri Gov. Parson unsure about one-time tax credit bill

May. 18, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday said he's concerned about a one-time tax credit bill awaiting his approval. The Republican told reporters gathered in his Capitol office that the proposal was “put together in a pretty quick fashion” by the...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 17, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 16, 2022. Editorial: Break up this abusive football cartel The outright duplicity that guided the words and actions of Rams owner Stan Kroenke and National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, among others, were widely assumed but...

Missouri House OKs hospital visitors on final day

May. 13, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's GOP-led House spent its last day of the session Friday passing language protecting patient visitor access at hospitals after senators hindered work by leaving a day early. House lawmakers had little left available to do after the...

Missouri Legislature passes few bills in slow session

May. 13, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers passed few bills during the 2022 legislative session, in part because of gridlock in the Republican-led Senate. Senators adjourned Thursday after approving new congressional districts, cutting off work on all other bills. The GOP-led...

Bill protects doctors who prescribe 2 controversial drugs

May. 13, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bill passed this week by the Missouri Legislature would prevent state licensing boards from disciplining doctors who prescribe the controversial off-label drugs ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine to their patients. The measure also would prevent...

Missouri lawmakers adopt US House districts with GOP edge

May. 12, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Finally breaking an impasse, the Missouri Legislature gave final approval Thursday to new congressional districts that are expected to continue Republicans' electoral edge in a former swing state that has trended increasingly red. Missouri had been one of...

Missouri lawmakers pass voter photo ID requirement

May. 12, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Thursday once again passed legislation to require voters to show photo identification at the polls, as well as to allow two weeks of no-excuse early voting. The GOP-led House voted 97-47 to send the bill to Republican Gov. Mike...

Missouri lawmakers approve more charter school funding

May. 12, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri charter schools are set to get a funding increase under legislation sent to the governor's desk Thursday. The Republican-led House voted 116-29 to pass the bill, which calls for at least $62 million more for those schools per year. ...

Missouri renews call for national convention on term limits

May. 10, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The GOP-led Missouri Legislature on Tuesday renewed a call for a national convention to add congressional term limits to the U.S. Constitution. The House voted 82-66 in favor of the resolution, narrowly passing it despite bipartisan opposition. ...

Missouri House axes constitutional change for parent control

May. 09, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led House on Monday voted down a proposed constitutional amendment for parent control and restrictions on how teachers talk about race and racism. Lawmakers voted 60-81 to kill the bill, a rarity in the chamber. The...