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Missouri Senate sends education savings account program to governor’s desk

With only a week left in the legislative session, the Missouri Senate passed a bill Thursday that would establish scholarship accounts to pay for...

Furious lawmakers demand answers from Missouri DSS for undercount of abuse...

Lawmakers slammed the Department of Social Services on Thursday for underreporting the number of substantiated cases of abuse and neglect at youth residential facilities...

Missouri bill targeting DNR clears House committee, still faces uncertain future

A Missouri House committee advanced a sweeping bill environmentalists say would hamper the state’s ability to enforce clean air and water laws. But several...

Missouri lawmakers agree on more money for hospitals, higher education

Hospitals, higher education and people who owe the state money from mistakenly paid unemployment benefits were the winners Wednesday in state budget negotiations. There’s also...

Missouri House passes bill criminalizing protesters blocking traffic, banning chokeholds

A bill criminalizing protesters that intentionally block roadways and shielding police disciplinary records from public view grew even more controversial on Tuesday, with the...

Less pollution, lower bills: Missouri, Kansas move ahead on utility securitization

Utility providers across Kansas and Missouri may soon be able to retire coal-fired power plants faster as the energy sector accelerates its transition to...

Opponents scuttle effort to add benefit limits to Missouri unemployment debt...

A bill to forgive mistakenly paid unemployment benefit from 2020 will include a waiver for debts to the state but won’t include provisions limiting...

Bipartisan coalition of lawmakers hope to fund free tampons, pads in...

In Missouri, incarcerated women’s access to feminine hygiene products depends on where they’re housed. Some are forced to pay to buy tampons and pads...

Missouri hospitals lobby for changes to new Medicaid payment system

Missouri lawmakers must finish work on the fiscal 2022 budget by Friday.  And while the biggest spending issue of the session, Medicaid expansion, is off...

After voting down Senate COVID liability bill, House focus turns to...

After voting down a sweeping bill to shield businesses from most COVID-19 related lawsuits Monday night, House lawmakers have pinned their hopes on a...

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