By Jennifer Prohov | Sept. 17, 2014
Nixon vetoed a record-breaking 33 bills, but the state General Assembly overrode 11
By Isabella Alves | Aug. 21, 2014
Over the past five years, the center in Mount Vernon received $10 million from the state each year, while its annual operating costs reached nearly $30 million.
By Maggie Stanwood | June 4, 2014
Gov. Jay Nixon expressed concern for bills that could reduce Missouri funding.
By Joe Clougher | April 23, 2014
The proposal will be phased in over five years.
By Joe Clougher | April 16, 2014
Nixon cuts $22 million from education budget Gov. Jay Nixon last week announced that he’ll be forced to cut back on funding for education in next year’s state budget. Nixon said the cuts — $15.6 million for K-12 schools, $3.2 million for community colleges and $3.2 ...
By Joe Clougher | April 9, 2014
Legislators file to impeach governor Three legislators’ call to unseat Gov. Jay Nixon could find an ear in the House Judiciary Committee, its chairman said last week. Committee chairman Stanley Cox, R-Sedalia, offered the would-be impeachers a hearing on the three articles of impeachment they’ve filed. The call came ...
By Joe Clougher | April 2, 2014
Statehouse rejects Medicaid expansion The House rejected a budget proposal last week that would have expanded the state’s Medicaid program for low-income adults. The $1.6 billion expansion, which would have been financed largely by federal funds under the Affordable Care Act, was defeated 98-50 in a party-line vote ...
By Covey Eonyak Son | March 12, 2014
Both bills would increase the abortion waiting period from 24 to 72 hours.
By Joe Clougher | March 12, 2014
Sexual assault bill passes the U.S. Senate A Missouri senator’s proposal to tighten military sexual assault protocol cleared the Senate 97-0 on Monday. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who co-authored sweeping assault reforms last year, saw to the end of the “good soldier” defense, which allows a defendant to ...
By Joe Clougher | March 4, 2014
The push enjoyed support from Republican legislators, but opponents say the measure could disenfranchise up to 220,000 Missouri voters.
By Jessica Karins | Feb. 12, 2014
Ponder could be appointed again in the future.
By Joe Clougher | Jan. 22, 2014
The Maneater takes a look at bills up for vote in 2014.
By Matthew Flores | Jan. 29, 2013
Another law would allow teachers conceal and carry rights in schools.