Latest Missouri state government News

Missouri House endorses tax credit program for filmmakers

Apr. 25, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tax credit program for filmmakers would be revived under a bill that has received initial approval in the House. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that lawmakers endorsed the measure Wednesday amid frustration over projects like the drama series "Ozark," which is set in...

Medicaid advocates question Missouri's renewal system

Apr. 25, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson's administration says Missouri's improving economy is the main reason up to 70,000 people dropped off the state's Medicaid rolls last year. But advocates are pointing to problems with a new renewal system as another reason for the decline. The advocates say the...

Woman must pay $310,000 restitution in exploitation case

Apr. 24, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has paid $310,000 in restitution to a disabled resident who was under her care. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said in a news release that Mary McDonald, of Bismark, paid the restitution and was also placed on five years' probation Monday as part of a...

Parson seeks disaster declaration following March floods

Apr. 24, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is seeking a major disaster declaration in response to severe flooding in March. Parson's office said Wednesday that the Republican governor is asking President Donald Trump for federal assistance for 13 counties in northwest and southeast Missouri:...

Missouri measure would undo voter-enacted redistricting plan

Apr. 23, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal that would undo the redistricting process enacted months ago by voters through an initiative petition, then roughly an hour later passed a bill to charge a fee to file initiative petitions. The efforts come after Missouri voters...

Special elections set for vacant Missouri state House seats

Apr. 23, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is setting special elections to fill two vacant state House seats. Parson on Monday said elections will be held Nov. 5 to replace former Republican Reps. Scott Fitzpatrick and Jean Evans. Parson named Fitzpatrick state treasurer in December. His former...

Some black lawmakers concerned about Clean Missouri

Apr. 22, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republicans pushing to repeal a constitutional amendment that revamped Missouri's redistricting process are finding unusual allies in some black Democrats in the Legislature, who are concerned the new districts might disenfranchise black voters. A part of the amendment, called...

Kansas City sculptor help place Harry Truman in US Capitol

Apr. 21, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City artist has been selected to create statue of former President Harry Truman for display in the U.S. Capitol. Sculptor Tom Corbin was chosen by Truman's family and former and current board members of the Truman Library Institute to produce a statue of the country's 33rd...

Missouri sees some progress from trapping feral hogs

Apr. 20, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Some landowners in southeast Missouri are seeing less damage from feral hogs as the state focuses on trapping rather than hunting the invasive animals, according to state conservation officials. The Missouri Department of Conservation has been working with landowners and federal...

Missouri House votes

Apr. 20, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri bill would change the deadline to file lawsuits against defective or harmful products. House members voted 102-50 on Thursday in favor of limiting lawsuits to 15 years after a product is bought or leased, with some exceptions. Current law starts the clock at 5 years...