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Stories with organization: Missouri State General Assembly
  • Resigned Missouri House Speaker Diehl leaves job at law firm 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 3:16 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl has left his job at a suburban St. Louis law firm months after admitting to exchanging sexually charged text messages with a Capitol intern and resigning from public office.

  • Group's ads target GOP lawmakers who oppose right to work 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 3:26 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - After falling short of the legislative votes needed to enact a right-to-work law, supporters of the measure are launching an advertising campaign in hopes of pressuring Republican lawmakers who oppose it to switch sides and help Missouri become the 26th state to bar mandatory union fees.

  • State representative helps rescue injured eagle 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 11:59 am

    BONNE TERRE, Missouri - A bald eagle is on the mend after being rescued by a Missouri state lawmaker.

  • Former House Democrat opens Missouri treasurer committee 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 6:42 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A former Missouri Democratic state lawmaker has formed a campaign committee for a bid for treasurer in 2016.

  • Missouri House roll call on right-to-work legislation 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 12:36 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The 96-63 roll call vote Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a measure that would prohibit union contracts with employers that allow the collection of fees from nonmembers, sometimes called right to work. The bill was 13 votes short the two-thirds majority needed to override Nixon and enact right to work.

  • Missouri lawmakers cut jobless benefits, limit minimum wages 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 12:30 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's Republican-led Legislature put a conservative stamp on state employment laws Wednesday, voting to cut unemployment benefits to one of the shortest periods nationally while also outlawing local minimum wage increases.

  • The Latest: Missouri lawmakers ban local minimum wages 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 12:09 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The latest on the Missouri legislative session occurring Wednesday to consider overriding vetoes made by Gov. Jay Nixon (all times local):

  • Missouri right-to-work measure fails in GOP-controlled House 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 8:34 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The national push to enact state right-to-work laws suffered a resounding defeat Wednesday in Missouri, ending a string of recent successes in the heartland.

  • Richard elected president pro tem of Missouri Senate 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 1:18 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate has a new man in charge, with a historic distinction.

  • GOP nominates Richard as Missouri Senate president pro tem 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 8:54 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Republican senators on Tuesday chose Majority Leader Ron Richard to be the new Senate president pro tem. If elected by the full Senate, Richard would be the only person in state history to serve both as House speaker and in the top Senate position.

  • Missouri lawmakers set to attempt to overturn Nixon's vetoes 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 6:37 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers are set to meet Wednesday to potentially overturn more than a dozen vetoes that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon made to legislation this year, including a contentious right-to-work measure and bill that would cut unemployment benefits.

  • Statehouse sex scandals carry public costs, consequences 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 1:11 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Michigan's statehouse has been roiled for the past month after an extramarital affair between two lawmakers became public, ultimately leading to both losing their seats.

  • Correction: Immigrant Scholarships story 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 6:45 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - In a story Sept. 6 about proposed legislation on a Missouri scholarship program, The Associated Press reported erroneous information about who can receive the A+ Scholarship and whether all recipients' tuition would be covered. The Department of Higher Education says all students will be reimbursed for tuition. It also says a new agency rule means those who are legally present in the U.S. can receive the scholarship.