Latest Missouri state government News

Schmitt appeals ruling on judges in Kevin Strickland case

Sep. 22, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday asked a state appeals court to intervene in the case of a Kansas City man who Jackson County prosecutors have said was wrongfully convicted of a triple murder more than 40 years ago. Last...

High court suspends law license of St. Louis municipal judge

Sep. 22, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County municipal judge has seen her law license suspended for at least two years for mismanaging an account that held the funds of several clients. The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the license of Jennifer Fisher. The case...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Sep. 21, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

Jefferson City News Tribune. September 19, 2021. Editorial: Efficiency in government, from government Efficiency in government is something you see politicians harp on, not to mention us in the media.Of course, we all want our tax dollars to stretch...

Open container law diverts millions from Missouri roads

Sep. 18, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's decision to allow open containers of alcohol in vehicles forces the state to divert millions of federal dollars intended for road construction to safety programs, according to a public radio report. The state's policy of letting...

Hearing on Kevin Strickland's future to be in Jackson County

Sep. 17, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A hearing that could determine whether Kevin Strickland will be released from prison after serving more than 40 years for a triple murder conviction will be held in Jackson County, a judge ruled Friday. Circuit Judge Kevin Harrell rejected a...

Senate hopeful flexes power of AG's office through lawsuits

Sep. 16, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican attorney general, Eric Schmitt, sued China over the coronavirus. He signed on to a failed lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Now, as he positions himself for a Senate run, he’s turning his attention...

Kansas City police board member's credentials questioned

Sep. 16, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The former leader of a Kansas City-area charitable organization said the newest member of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners served on its board for one year, contrary to a report that raised questions about the biographical information she provided before...

Parson's vetoes withstand GOP Legislature's override efforts

Sep. 15, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — All of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's vetoes will stand, despite efforts Wednesday by some lawmakers to force their priorities into law during a short session focused on vetoed bills. Missouri's GOP-led Legislature can reverse vetoes on bills and...

Gay senator slams removal of Missouri gay history exhibit

Sep. 15, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gay Missouri lawmaker on Wednesday decried the removal of an LGBTQ history exhibit from the state Capitol. The exhibit on the gay rights movement in Kansas City was only up for four days before it was removed from the Missouri State Museum...

Missouri to receive 1,200 Afghan evacuees from first group

Sep. 15, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — About 1,200 evacuees from Afghanistan are expected to settle in Missouri as part of the first group arriving in the U.S., according to U.S. State Department data. The data obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press detailed how a first group of...