Latest Missouri state government News

Missouri lawmaker resigns for job as state child advocate

Nov. 30, 2021 18:37 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri state lawmaker resigned to take over as director of the state's child services watchdog agency, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday. Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Wilson and GOP Gov. Mike Parson named...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Nov. 30, 2021 07:16 AM EST

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. November 28, 2021. Editorial: It’s long past time for the Senate ethics panel to address Hawley’s Jan. 6 actions Ten months after a group of Senate Democrats lodged ethics complaints into the conduct of Republican Sens....

Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states

Nov. 29, 2021 17:24 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on thousands of health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement. ...

Coronavirus again scuttles trade trip for Missouri governor

Nov. 29, 2021 17:11 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has again nixed Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's plans for an overseas trade trip. Parson's office said Monday that a planned trip to Israel and Greece has been postponed because of coronavirus travel restrictions. That...

Missouri wants to keep outsourcing unemployment call center

Nov. 28, 2021 12:13 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials want to continue having a private company handle calls about jobless benefits in the state even though the unemployment rate has returned to pre-pandemic levels. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the state Department...

Missouri man exonerated in 3 killings, free after 4 decades

Nov. 24, 2021 02:25 AM EST

A Kansas City man who was jailed for more than 40 years for three murders was released from prison Tuesday after a judge ruled that he was wrongfully convicted in 1979. Kevin Strickland, 62, has always maintained that he was home watching television and had nothing to do...

Missouri Gov. Parson plans trade mission to Israel, Greece

Nov. 23, 2021 18:06 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the first lady next month will travel to Israel and Greece for a trade mission, the governor's office announced Tuesday. Parson will be overseas Dec. 2-11 for his third trade mission since taking office. He had...

EXPLAINER: The Missouri law that led to Strickland decision

Nov. 23, 2021 13:37 PM EST

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A judge's decision on Tuesday to release longtime inmate Kevin Strickland, of Kansas City, was made possible by a new Missouri law intended to free people who were imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit. Strickland, 62, was convicted in 1979 of a...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Nov. 23, 2021 12:30 PM EST

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. November 22, 2021. Editorial: Kroenke twists in the wind as St. Louis’ case against the NFL heats up Ever since Rams owner Stan Kroenke decided to publicly trash St. Louis as he moved his team to Los Angeles in 2016, the...

Missouri police chiefs want changes to new gun law

Nov. 22, 2021 15:14 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police chiefs have called on state lawmakers to change a new law banning local police from enforcing federal gun laws, which law enforcement officials say is making it harder to fight crime. The Missouri Police Chiefs Association wrote a...