Latest Missouri state government News

Judge denies Ferguson lawmaker's bid to run for state Senate

Jun. 20, 2018 8:10 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has turned down a Ferguson lawmaker's attempt to run for a seat in the state Senate. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green's ruling on Tuesday dismissed Rep. Courtney Curtis' bid to run in the 14th Senate district's Democratic...

Missouri Democrats sue over lieutenant governor appointment

Jun. 19, 2018 11:06 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Democratic Party is suing to try to block the appointment of Mike Kehoe as lieutenant governor, reviving a longstanding debate over whether the governor has the power to fill the executive branch's No. 2 position or whether it can only be filled by voters. The party...

Missouri lawmaker who helped investigate Greitens resigns

Jun. 19, 2018 2:25 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri House member who served on a panel investigating former Gov. Eric Greitens has resigned from the Legislature. The House said Tuesday that Republican Rep. Shawn Rhoads, of West Plains, had resigned effective at the end of Monday. His resignation letter did not cite a...

Judge sets limits on evidence in Greitens Confide case

Jun. 19, 2018 2:24 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawyer suing over the use of a message-deleting app by former Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff is facing roadblocks in gathering evidence. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem during a Tuesday hearing said the former governor and staffers don't have to produce records...

Democratic ad slams Hawley over allegations against donor

Jun. 19, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Democratic political action committee is targeting Republican Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley for not investigating allegations of corruption involving a past top donor to Hawley's attorney general campaign, although his authority to take action is limited. A Senate...

Gov. Parson stands by contract for COO's former employer

Jun. 18, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — New Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is standing by a state contract awarded to a top staffer's former employer, despite calls from a House Democrat for him to take action. At issue is a roughly $2.7 million contract awarded earlier this month to McKinsey and Company to review the...

GOP state senator appointed Missouri lieutenant governor.

Jun. 18, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appointed state Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe to be the new lieutenant governor on Monday, despite some legal uncertainty about whether he has the authority to fill the position. Missouri's constitution isn't clear on whether a governor has the...

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appoints state Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe to be lieutenant governor

Jun. 18, 2018 2:01 PM EDT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appoints state Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe to be lieutenant governor.

Bear sighting causes caution warning in suburban St. Louis

Jun. 18, 2018 8:58 AM EDT

BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — Another bear sighting has people concerned in part of Missouri, but this time, it's deep into the St. Louis suburbs. Police in Ballwin on Sunday night posted a warning on Facebook urging residents to keep animals and trash inside, after a large bear was seen in a common ground area...

Missouri man convicted of murder freed after 36 years

Jun. 17, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man who served 36 years in prison is enjoying his freedom with his family after he had his sentence commuted by former Gov. Eric Greitens. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 73-year-old Rodney Lincoln had been serving two life sentences for the 1982 death of JoAnn Tate and...