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Missouri Senate to vote next week on COVID funding. Fate of...

The Missouri Senate will meet next week to consider a $1.3 billion COVID-19 spending bill, but the timeline for debating pandemic liability protections is...

To prevent abuse at religious schools, Missouri lawmakers recommend new regulations

In order to improve safety and understand the scope of unlicensed youth residential facilities throughout Missouri, lawmakers are recommending every facility be registered, background...

Missouri Republicans hope to shield businesses from COVID lawsuits

Missouri businesses are pushing for sweeping legislation that aims to shield them from lawsuits alleging COVID-19 was contracted on their premises. Under the bill proposed...

COVID-19 cases force Missouri Senate to delay meetings for special session

COVID-19 cases among members and staff of the Missouri Senate will force it to postpone consideration of an emergency spending bill and pandemic liability...

Q&A with Cori Bush, Missouri’s first black Congresswoman

Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush has told the same story ever since her first campaign in 2016. At one point in her life, she was a working...

Police chokeholds, no-knock warrants spark debate in Missouri House committee

As state lawmakers mull the idea of restricting police use of chokeholds or no-knock warrants, they are facing pushback from law enforcement organizations who...

Missouri lawmakers likely to consider COVID liability protection in special session

JEFFERSON CITY—The special legislative session called to provide new spending authority for federal COVID-19 relief funds will likely be extended to include a bill...

Missouri House leadership vow investigation into allegations of abuse against Rick...

Accusations against a Republican elected to the legislature last week that he physically and sexually abused his children must be investigated to determine whether...

Kids reported abuse at schools where Missouri has no oversight. Lawmakers...

Despite dozens of students coming forward sharing allegations of abuse they suffered at Christian reform schools across Missouri, the state Department of Social Services...

Missouri House budget committee approves $1.3 billion COVID spending bill

Missouri intends to spend every federal coronavirus relief dollar it can by the Dec. 30 deadline, and is using previously received funds to obtain...

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