Latest Missouri state government News

Push for public vote on Missouri abortion law hits roadblock

Jun. 14, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Efforts to put a new Missouri law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy to a public vote hit another roadblock. Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by prominent Republican donor David Humphreys, who is seeking to force GOP Secretary of...

Missouri governor on European trade mission

Jun. 14, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is on a trade mission in Europe. Parson left Friday for his first trade mission since becoming governor a year ago. He's visiting France, then Germany and Switzerland. In France, the governor and first lady plan to go to the Normandy American Cemetery...

Divide grows among central Missouri agriculture producers

Jun. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MEXICO, Mo. (AP) — On Becker Family Farms in central Audrain County, the transition of ownership from one generation to another two years ago was also the time to specialize in crop production. With their uncle retiring, Ross Becker and his brother Thad Becker were faced with the choice of maintaining the...

Missouri to receive $29M grant for St. Louis bridge repairs

Jun. 13, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says the state is getting as much as $28.8 million in federal grants to repair a freight and passenger train bridge in St. Louis. Parson says the grant will extend the life of the MacArthur Bridge until about 2085. The bridge connects St. Louis to East...

Amtrak to partially restart Kansas City to St. Louis route

Jun. 12, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Amtrak service between St. Louis and Kansas City will be partially restored this week. The passenger rail service line and the Missouri Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that morning departures from the two cities on the Missouri River Runner route will resume Thursday....

Missouri election head rejects petition for vote on abortion

Jun. 11, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top election official on Tuesday rejected a third petition for a public vote on a new law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's action came as opponents of the law are fighting in court to force the Republican to approve two...

Missouri Gov. signs 'Border War' truce; awaits Kansas action

Jun. 11, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed a bill aimed at stopping an economic border war with Kansas. Whether the bill signed Tuesday has any impact depends on Kansas officials. Both states have spent millions of dollars luring businesses across the state line in the last decade. The...

Judge says Missouri's only abortion clinic can remain open

Jun. 10, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge issued another order Monday to keep Missouri's only abortion clinic operating while a fight over the facility's license plays out in court. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer granted Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction, which extends his earlier order to...

Missouri governor signs $30B state budget

Jun. 10, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed a roughly $30 billion budget outlining state spending for the next year. Parson on Monday approved the package of budget bills for the fiscal year that begins in July. The budget includes $61 million more in core K-12 public school funding...

1 killed when small plane crashes into Missouri grain silo

Jun. 10, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

BUTLER, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot has been killed after a small plane crashed into a grain silo in western Missouri. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Cessna C425 departed from Vero Beach, Florida, and was headed to the Butler Memorial Airport when it crashed Monday morning. The...