Latest Missouri state government News

Parson signs $48B Missouri budget, cuts tax refund program

Jun. 30, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday approved most of a roughly $48 billion state budget while cutting $500 million lawmakers had set aside for tax refunds. The budget outlines spending on state programs and services for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins...

Some Missouri hospitals briefly halt emergency contraception

Jun. 29, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

A large Missouri hospital chain briefly stopped providing emergency contraception amid confusion over whether the state's abortion ban could put doctors at risk of criminal charges for providing the medication, even for sexual assault victims. St. Luke’s Health Kansas City said in...

Missouri enacts photo voter ID law before November elections

Jun. 29, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters will have to show photo identification to cast a regular ballot in the November election as a result of a law signed Wednesday by Gov. Mike Parson that caps a nearly two-decade-long push by Republicans for stricter voting requirements. ...

Lawyer who left Jan. 6 panel seeking Missouri US Senate seat

Jun. 29, 2022 08:07 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An attorney who held key roles in the George W. Bush administration and who left his post last week as a senior investigator for the U.S. House committee probing the Jan. 6 insurrection said Wednesday he is running for a Missouri U.S. Senate seat as an independent. ...

Official: Upgrades urged at Amtrak crash site, but no action

Jun. 28, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

MENDON, Mo. (AP) — The chief elected official in the Missouri county where an Amtrak train slammed into a dump truck said Tuesday that residents and county leaders have been pushing for a safety upgrade at the railroad crossing for nearly three years. Meanwhile, the toll from the accident rose to...

Missouri lawmaker convicted in medical clinics fraud scheme

Jun. 28, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Rep. Tricia Derges was convicted Tuesday of conducting fraud at medical clinics in southwest Missouri in part by falsely claiming that she was giving patients stem cell treatments. After a two-week federal trial, Derges was convicted of 22 counts...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 28, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 24, 2022. Editorial: After abortion ban, do you think Missouri and Kansas right-wingers will stop there? The U.S. Supreme Court — untethered to facts, precedent, the law or the Constitution — has declared all American women second-class...

Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Jun. 25, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — PHOENIX — Police fired tear gas from the windows of the Arizona Capitol building to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating outside, as lawmakers briefly huddled in a basement. The lawmakers were working to complete their 2022 session as thousands of...

Missouri bans most abortions after US Supreme Court ruling

Jun. 24, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri law outlawing most abortions took effect Friday, as Republican state officials acted quickly to enforce a ban following a U.S. Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for abortion. A 2019 Missouri law prohibits abortions...

Parson signs law exempting World Cup tickets from sales tax

Jun. 23, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday signed a bill that will reduce the cost of World Cup tickets when the soccer tournament comes to Kansas City in 2026. The bill exempts tickets for the FIFA World Cup games from sales tax. The Missouri Legislature passed...