Latest Missouri state government News

Execution date set for Missouri inmate, even as he awaits hearing on claim of actual innocence

Jun. 04, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday set a Sept. 24 execution date for Marcellus Williams, even as the inmate awaits a court hearing on his claim that he was not involved in the murder that landed him on death row. The state Supreme Court set the date hours after it ruled that...

Missouri court changes date of vote on Kansas City police funding to August

Jun. 04, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters in August will weigh in on a constitutional amendment requiring Kansas City to spend more money on police, the state Supreme Court ordered Tuesday. The high court changed the date when the ballot measure will appear from November to Aug....

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 28, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 24, 2024. Editorial: Parson is right to block state payout for defamation. Bailey is wrong, as usual. For months now, this Editorial Board has charted the egregious politicization of the Missouri Attorney General’s office under its...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 21, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 14, 2024. Editorial: Teens can’t make lifelong commitments. Missouri must ban marriage under age 18 Missouri doesn’t have a stellar record when it comes to protecting young people — young women, especially — from the harms of marrying far...

Missouri senators, not taxpayers, will pay potential damages in Chiefs rally shooting case

May. 20, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers will have to pay out of their own pockets if they lose defamation cases filed against them for falsely accusing a Kansas man of being one of the Kansas City Chiefs parade shooters and an immigrant in the country illegally. Missouri's...

Missouri candidate with ties to the KKK can stay on the Republican ballot, judge rules

May. 17, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A longshot Missouri gubernatorial candidat e with ties to the Ku Klux Klan will stay on the Republican ticket, a judge ruled Friday. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Cotton Walker denied a request by the Missouri GOP to kick Darrell McClanahan out of the...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 14, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 8, 2024. Editorial: Kansas City is not trying to defund its police. The Missouri Supreme Court was right We’ve long held that Kansas Citians and Kansas Citians alone should have the final say in how the city spends taxpayer dollars on policing....

Filibuster by Missouri Democrats stretches into a second day. What's the fight about?

May. 14, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nonstop, overnight filibuster by Democratic lawmakers in the Missouri Senate passed the 24-hour point on Tuesday as they try to reign in a Republican proposal to make it harder to amend the state constitution. Lawmakers face a 6 p.m. Friday deadline to...

Children are dying of fentanyl by the dozens in Missouri. A panel is calling for changes

May. 06, 2024 13:16 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fentanyl deaths among Missouri babies, toddlers and teens spiked as child welfare officials struggled to adequately investigate the cases, a state panel found in a newly released report. Forty-three youth died — 20 of them under the age of 4 — in 2022...

Missouri abortion-rights campaign turns in more than double the needed signatures to get on ballot

May. 03, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Advocates on Friday turned in more than twice the needed number of signatures to put a proposal to legalize abortion on the Missouri ballot this year. The campaign said it turned in more than 380,000 voter signatures — more than double the minimum...