Latest Missouri state government News

Kansas City, St. Louis leaders urge lakegoers to quarantine

May. 26, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Leaders in Kansas City, St. Louis and the state of Kansas urged people who partied close together at Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend to self-quarantine for two weeks, amid fears that the gatherings documented in social media postings will lead to a resurgence of...

Parson moves up vote on Missouri Medicaid expansion

May. 26, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday said he's moving up the date that voters will decide whether to expand Medicaid health care coverage to thousands more low-income adults in the state. Missouri ballot initiatives automatically go on the November general election ballot unless...

Missouri open records lawsuit sent back to lower court

May. 26, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday sent a lawsuit over fees charged by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's administration for an open records request back to a lower court for further consideration. St. Louis attorney Elad Gross, a Democratic candidate for Missouri Attorney General, sued in 2018...

Recent Missouri editorials

May. 26, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

The Kansas City, May 21 In roughly 90 days, nearly 20 million students will begin classes on college campuses across the nation, including dozens of schools in Kansas and Missouri. Will it be safe? That isn’t clear. Will coronavirus tests be given? How often? Can students be quarantined? Can professors and...

School children wearing masks get their hands sanitized and temperatures checked as they arrive to appear for state board examination during the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again

May. 26, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports biggest jump in virus cases for 7th straight...

Suburban Kansas City officer shoots, wounds suspect

May. 25, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — For the second time in five weeks, a Raytown police officer in suburban Kansas City has shot a suspected in an armed confrontation. The latest officer-involved shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, when Raytown police were called for a disturbance involved a possibly armed person,...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns reacts on the sideline after a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. The Chicago Bears and cornerback Artie Burns agreed to a one-year contract, agent Drew Rosenhaus said on Saturday, March 21, 2020.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

The Latest: Outlaws run in front of limited fans in Missouri

May. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The World of Outlaws raced in front of live fans -- through attendance was greatly capped because of the coronavirus pandemic -- for the first time in months at a Sprint Car event in Peavley, Missouri. The Outlaws returned last...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson waves as he concludes the State of the State address in Jefferson City, Mo. Parson will deliver a speech Thursday night, May 21, 2020, to the graduating class at Sparta High School in southwestern Missouri. Among the 42 graduating seniors receiving diplomas will be Parson's granddaughter. While many states are prohibiting in-person commencement ceremonies during the coronavirus pandemic, Missouri is not, though social distancing is required. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Missouri governor not only allows graduation, but keynotes

May. 21, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — In a year when many states are prohibiting in-person graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is not only allowing them, but also spoke at one. The Republican governor had a special connection to the indoor ceremony Thursday night at Sparta High School in...

Missouri mayors want lawmakers to act on online sales tax

May. 21, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A group of Missouri mayors is asking Gov. Mike Parson to call lawmakers back to work to ensure that the state collects online sales taxes, the Kansas City Star reported Thursday. The mayors asked Parson to call a special session so lawmakers can pass a bill to require out-of-state...

Former state Sen. Chuck Graham, advocate for disabled, dies

May. 21, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former state Sen. Chuck Graham, who became a well-known advocate for people with disabilities after losing his ability to walk when he was in a car accident as a teenager, has died. His wife, Kate Graham, said Graham died of a heart attack Tuesday at their home in Columbia. He was 55....