Latest Missouri state government News

Flood-damaged highway reopens after months of repairs

Oct. 18, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

PHELPS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A flood-damaged highway that connects northwest Missouri to Nebraska has reopened after undergoing months of repairs. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the Missouri Department of Transportation reopened U.S. 136 west of Interstate 29 on Thursday. The major route had been closed...

Missouri dog breeder sued over conditions at kennels

Oct. 16, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state is suing a southwest Missouri dog breeder over what officials call continued substandard conditions at the business. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said Wednesday he filed a lawsuit that accuses Puppy Love Kennel and its owner, Cory Mincey, of violating the...

Democratic Missouri state Sen. Yvonne Wilson dies

Oct. 16, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Longtime Democratic Missouri state Sen. Yvonne Wilson has passed away at the age of 90. U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri said Wilson, who died Monday, was an unflinching advocate for children and families. She held several positions, including Director of Elementary Education,...

Auditor: Missouri needs to save more for a recession

Oct. 15, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri isn't saving enough money to avoid having to cut spending or raise taxes if there is a recession, state Auditor Nicole Galloway said Tuesday. Galloway recommended that state lawmakers increase the amount in Missouri's Budget Reserve Fund to the maximum allowed under the...

Missouri leaders to raise awareness about vaping risks

Oct. 15, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials are developing a public safety campaign aimed at making young people aware of the risks of vaping. Republican Gov. Mike Parson said at a news conference Tuesday that he is directing leaders of the state health, education and public safety departments to develop...

Parson's campaign manager to be questioned in abortion case

Oct. 14, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson's campaign manager will be questioned by lawyers representing Planned Parenthood about his involvement in a decision to deny a new license to Missouri's only abortion provider. An administrative hearing commissioner ruled last week that attorneys can question...

Austin Peay rallies past Southeast Missouri State, 28-24

Oct. 12, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ahmaad Tanner punched into the end zone from 2 yards out for the game-winning score midway through the fourth quarter as Austin Peay knocked off Southeast Missouri State to give Austin Peay a 28-24 win over Southeast Missouri State in an Ohio Valley Conference clash on Saturday....

Missouri Capitol dome lit pink for breast cancer awareness

Oct. 12, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The dome of the Missouri Capitol building will be lit pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Pink lights will shine on the dome Friday through Sunday morning. A release from Gov. Mike Parson says the gesture is meant to remember people who died of breast cancer,...

AG's office closes harassment inquiry into prosecutor

Oct. 11, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Attorney General's Office has closed its investigation of a harassment allegation after a prosecutor in the eastern part of the state issued a public apology to a judge whom he had dated. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the AG's office said Thursday that it had...

Galloway outraises Missouri Gov. Parson, still lags on cash

Oct. 11, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Missouri gubernatorial challenger Nicole Galloway has outraised incumbent Republican Gov. Mike Parson in recent months, but she's still behind in cash to spend on her election bid. Records show Galloway's 2020 campaign raised about $545,000 between July and the end of...