Legislation

Missouri State Representative Nick Schroer Files “Raise the Age” Legislation

Legislation requiring children under the age of 18 to be prosecuted for most criminal offenses in juvenile court has been filed by a Missouri lawmaker. Brian Hauswirth has the story.     State Representative Nick Schroer has filed the bill, which is called “Raise the Age.” The O’Fallon Republican tells the Capitol Press Corps that […]

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Missouri granted extension to implement Real ID

The Department of Homeland Security has granted Missouri an extension to implement REAL ID compliant drivers licenses. Third District State Representative Nate Walker reports the extension means Missourians will be able to use their current forms of identification to fly domestically and enter federal facilities until October 10th, 2018. He says the Missouri General Assembly […]

Missouri State Treasurer holds unclaimed property auction

Unclaimed property auction to be held in Columbia

Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced the Fall 2017 Unclaimed Property Auction will be held November 29 and 30 at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in Columbia. Items up for auction include coins, jewelry, stamps, sports memorabilia and a variety of other items. A list of all auction items is available at treasurer.mo.gov/auction. […]

Escaped murder suspect in southwest Missouri returned to custody

A first-degree murder suspect in southwest Missouri is back behind bars making a sudden escape. Michael Jones eluded officers while being loaded into a van to be transported from Lawrence to Vernon County after a court appearance. Lawrence County Sheriff Brad Delay says numerous agencies quickly mobilized using various resources in pursuit of the inmate, […]

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Missouri welfare advocate expects proposed tax cuts will put an end to state’s declining poverty rate

Missouri’s poverty rate has slightly improved since 2014 but a social welfare advocate says policymakers on Capitol Hill are putting the state’s progress in jeopardy. Jeanette Mott Oxford with Empower Missouri says a federal budget passed by Congress will cut more than one-trillion dollars in the next decade from programs that help the poor.   […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Governor Greitens and Nucor announce plans to build steel rebar micro-mill in Sedalia

Governor Eric Greitens and Nucor, the largest producer of steel in the United States, announced that the company will be investing at least $250 million to build a steel bar micro-mill in Sedalia. When completed, the new Nucor facility will create more than 250 high-paying jobs. “We’re winning jobs in Missouri again because we’re keeping […]

Senator Roy Blunt

Audio: Blunt defends GOP tax plan, Senate’s effort to address sexual harassment on national TV

Missouri’s Republican U.S. Senator Roy Blunt appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday, where he mentioned legislation to change the chamber’s rules on sexual harassment. The measure requires anti-harassment training for senators, staff, and interns of the Senate. Blunt said it changes rules from decades ago that seem to punish women who report sexual harassment. […]

Student Loans

Audio: Missouri House panel looking for solutions to spiraling student debt

A Missouri House committee looking into spiraling student debt is formulating legislation to create a work-study program. Republican Allen Andrews of Grant City, who chairs the committee, says it would let businesses reduce costs by allowing them to offer on the job training as a portion of wages. He says students would benefit from work […]

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Audio: Missouri Senator McCaskill says Republican tax plan riddled with problems

Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill thinks the Republican tax plan moving through her chamber is shrouded in darkness. She wouldn’t say if she would vote for it during a conference call with reporters Wednesday, but McCaskill did express frustration that Republican are withholding the details of their proposal.     Missouri’s Republican Senator Roy Blunt […]

University Of Missouri

Audio: Mizzou unveils new scholarships to attract more out-of-state students

Two new scholarships for out-of-state students have been unveiled at Mizzou. During a press conference on Wednesday, Chancellor Alexander Cartwright says one is a $7,500 scholarship for out-of-state students with an ACT score of 25 or 26, whose parents are MU graduates. The other is a $2,500 award for students from a bordering state.   […]