Latest Missouri state government News

2 dead after car plunges into suburban St. Louis pond

Dec. 12, 2018 7:18 AM EST

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died after a car crashed into a pond in suburban St. Louis. KMOV-TV reports that 61-year-old Delia James, of Ballwin, had a medical emergency Tuesday night while driving a car on Interstate 44. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says his vehicle went off...

Missouri city clerk faces prosecution for alleged corruption

Dec. 11, 2018 5:29 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Josh Hawley says his office is prosecuting a former southeastern Missouri clerk for allegedly stealing cash from the city of Winona. Hawley announced Tuesday that his office filed a felony complaint against former Winona clerk Terri Denton. She's charged with...

Missouri Attorney General's Office slams claims on Hawley

Dec. 11, 2018 12:37 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Attorney General's Office is pushing back against allegations that Josh Hawley misused public resources to boost his successful U.S. Senate campaign as the secretary of state investigates him. First Assistant and Solicitor General John Sauer in a Monday letter called...

The Latest: Attorney General's Office slams Hawley complaint

Dec. 10, 2018 11:41 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Attorney General Josh Hawley (all times local): ___ 10:40 p.m. The Missouri Attorney General's Office is pushing back against allegations that Josh Hawley misused public resources to boost his successful U.S. Senate campaign. First Assistant and...

Missouri coalition tackles state's rising prison population

Dec. 8, 2018 11:12 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A multidisciplinary coalition of Missouri professionals has launched a data-driven prison reform initiative, aiming to curb rising imprisonment rates. The coalition is implementing portions of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative in three of the state's counties to prioritize an...

Trump demands border wall money; shutdown showdown nears

Dec. 7, 2018 3:03 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that Congress should provide all the money he wants for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, and he called illegal immigration a "threat to the well-being of every American community." Trump spoke hours after signing a short-term spending bill...

Missouri's McCaskill spent $40M on unsuccessful campaign

Dec. 7, 2018 1:11 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Campaign finance reports show Missouri's Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill spent roughly $40 million on her unsuccessful bid to keep her seat. McCaskill's campaign on Thursday reported spending about $5.6 million in the final weeks before and after the November election....

Ashcroft to review Hawley over alleged misuse of resources

Dec. 6, 2018 8:45 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft will investigate Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley over allegations that he used public resources to bolster his successful U.S. Senate bid, Ashcroft's office confirmed in a Thursday letter . The investigation is in response to a...

Missouri lawmaker quits in last moment before lobbying limit

Dec. 6, 2018 5:37 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker waited until the last moment to resign while still avoiding a new constitutional amendment that could have limited his ability to lobby in the future. State Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis resigned at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, a voter-approved amendment...

GOP's Hawley spent $11M on successful Missouri Senate bid

Dec. 6, 2018 4:32 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Josh Hawley's campaign spent about $11 million to successfully unseat Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill despite the Democratic incumbent's significant financial advantage during their marquee U.S. Senate race, according to campaign finance reports released Thursday. A...