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  • Missouri lawmakers file lawsuit over Rams stadium 
    Updated: May-27-15 9:33 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers are challenging the authority of Gov. Jay Nixon and officials who oversee the current St. Louis Rams stadium over plans to build a new one in a lawsuit filed Thursday.

  • Lawmakers fail to ramp up ethics laws for Missouri officials 
    Updated: May-24-15 2:19 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Like most years, Missouri state lawmakers in the 2015 legislative session introduced a number of bills aimed at clamping down on ethics laws considered some of the loosest in the nation.

  • Commissioner: St. Louis in mix for next round of expansion story has photos
    Updated: May-19-15 8:12 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said Tuesday that St. Louis will be a top contender for the next round of expansion, probably in 2020, if the city's stadium plans for a new NFL stadium are fulfilled.

  • Missouri GOP lawmakers use numbers to cut social safety net 
    Updated: May-18-15 7:51 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republicans leveraged their large majorities in the Missouri Legislature to slash welfare and unemployment benefits this year in an effort they say will spur some people to find work and help businesses. But Democrats call the changes an "all-out attack" on the poor.

  • Missouri lawmakers pass on dozens of Ferguson-inspired bills 
    Updated: May-17-15 10:32 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's legislative session began with hundreds of protesters shutting down the Senate, demanding changes to state law in response to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.

  • Analysis: Months of work by Missouri lawmakers end in chaos story has photos
    Updated: May-16-15 10:31 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's legislative session ended in chaos amid partisan gridlock and the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl.

  • Missouri lawmakers quit early; deadly force bill fails story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 9:02 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers concluded a tumultuous annual session Friday, ending their work ahead of a deadline while failing to pass a bill rewriting the state's deadly force standards for police in response to last summer's fatal shooting in Ferguson.

  • Missouri House speaker resigning after intern text messages story has photos
    Updated: May-14-15 11:37 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri House Speaker John Diehl said Thursday that he is resigning from the Legislature after acknowledging that he exchanged sexually suggestive text messages with a college student serving as a Capitol intern.

  • Panel seeks Missouri governor's signoff on court-reform bill 
    Updated: May-11-15 10:01 am

    FERGUSON, Missouri - A commission formed after last summer's Ferguson police shooting death of Michael Brown is urging Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to sign into law a measure limiting the powers and revenues of municipal courts.

  • Missouri lawmakers override veto to enact welfare limits 
    Updated: May-05-15 4:53 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers voted Tuesday to remove several thousand families from a welfare program by imposing shorter time limits for people to receive the benefits, overriding a veto by the state's Democratic governor.

  • Missouri House roll call on override of welfare limit cuts 
    Updated: May-05-15 1:48 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The 113-42 roll call vote Tuesday by which the Missouri House overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a measure to lower the lifetime limit for people to receive temporary cash assistance from five years to three years and nine months.

  • Missouri Senate roll call on override of welfare limit cuts 
    Updated: May-04-15 7:43 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The 25-9 roll call vote Monday by which the Missouri Senate overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a measure to lower the lifetime limit for people to receive temporary cash assistance from five years to three years and nine months. The measure also needs a two-thirds vote in the House to override the governor's veto.