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Judge weighs allowing new plaintiffs to join Missouri Medicaid expansion lawsuit

Allowing new plaintiffs to join a lawsuit over whether Missouri must provide Medicaid coverage to an expanded population of low-income adults could delay resolution...

Missouri lawmakers passed a host of reforms aimed at keeping kids...

Retired St. Louis Judge Evelyn Baker once sentenced a 16-year-old Black boy to 241 years in prison for two armed robberies.  No one was seriously...

Federal appeals court upholds injunction blocking Missouri eight-week abortion ban

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's decision to block a Missouri law criminalizing abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy, with...

‘Defund the police’ was designed to provoke a response. In Missouri,...

For years after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, activists and community leaders have pushed to “re-envision public safety.”  Inspired in part by the...

Missouri is sitting on a huge budget surplus. But without FRA...

With three weeks before the new state fiscal year begins, top legislative budget writers think progress in discussions on medical provider taxes could allow...

Attorney general says Missouri lawmakers can refuse to fund Medicaid expansion

Missouri lawmakers were not obligated to fund Medicaid expansion, and the courts cannot force the state to pay the medical bills of people who...

Legislative gridlock on gambling puts ‘gray-market’ machines before Missouri courts

Despite a felony guilty verdict, a misdemeanor guilty plea and ongoing criminal cases in several counties, another year of legislative inaction means unregulated devices...

Governor signs bill ending Missouri’s designation as last state without a...

With the swipe of a pen Monday, Missouri will soon become the last state in the nation to establish a statewide prescription drug monitoring...

Missouri, Kansas utilities may use loophole to charge customers for fossil...

KANSAS CITY — Missouri and Kansas residents' utility bills may be helping to bankroll energy sector lobbying against policies aimed at lowering greenhouse gas...

Missouri Senate Democratic leader says delay in special session will allow...

The state Senate’s leading Democrat on Wednesday praised Gov. Mike Parson’s signal that he won’t call a special session to renew medical provider taxes...

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