LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- In a health care speech at UAMS this morning, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has asked the Arkansas Legislature to fund the private option through December 31, 2016.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) proposed spending plan for the new fiscal year includes an attempt to get around restrictions placed on him by voters.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Two statewide unions in Missouri weigh in on Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address, with mixed reaction.
LAWRENCE, Kan. --The campus of the University of Kansas hosts President Barack Obama Thursday, when he delivers a speech just two days after his State of the Union address to the nation.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A group of bi-partisan lawmakers from both the House and Senate propose making a civics test a requirement for high school graduation.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will give his State of the State speech tonight.
WASHINGTON, DC -- While his State of the Union speech Tuesday night highlighted his commitment to bi-partisanship, a bit of ad lib by President Obama draws laughter for a jab at the GOP.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Some members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation offered their takes on President Barack Obama’s (D) State of the Union Address Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON D.C. – In an announcement Tuesday, Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says he was chosen to serve as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies for the 114th Congress.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Senate Republican who has pushed against his own party members to expand Medicaid coverage says he will propose an expansion bill just for veterans.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Tuesday night the president will once again address congress and the country during his sixth State of the Union address.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Ahead of Tuesday's State of the Union Address, President Obama is already talking about how his new proposals will strengthen the middle class. And Republicans are already responding.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state representative says he’s been getting angry messages on social media over a bill he’s filed. Springfield representative Elijah Haahr filed a bill creating the "Student Freedom of Association Act."
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A bill is filed in the Arkansas Senate Gov. Asa Hutchinson says will reduce state income tax rates for Arkansans making less that $75,000 a year.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will renew his push for paid sick days and paid family leave for the millions of American workers who don't have either during a visit to Baltimore on Thursday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill aiming to keep people from being fired over their sexual preference finds a new sponsor in the state Senate.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The new Speaker of Missouri House will deliver the Republican response to Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) State of the State address a week from Wednesday, Jan. 14.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Arkansas' 36th governor wasted little time addressing a joint session of the House and Senate.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- On Tuesday, Asa Hutchinson was sworn in as the Governor of Arkansas. From the steps of the Capitol, Hutchinson gave his inaugural address. The theme of the speech was change for the state, calling it "a new day."
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas' 46th governor is just hours away from taking the oath of office.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri House Speaker John J. Diehl, Jr. and Senate Leader Tom Dempsey announced their selections lead the committees 98th General Assembly Monday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two-term Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says she will not run for Governor in 2016.
WASHINGTON -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) is pushing for the lifting of the more than 50-year-old trade embargo between the United States and Cuba. He says that would be good for the nation and Missouri in particular.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) has added his voice to a group of food and agriculture companies who want President Obama’s announcement he would normalize relations with Cuba to be followed by the lifting of the embargo of trade with the island nation.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Members of the state legislature were given many reminders of the events of the past five months in Ferguson during the opening day of the legislative session.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for the start of the 2015 legislative session. They were met by hundreds of protestors who filled the Capitol Rotunda calling for Medicaid Expansion.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Protesters disrupted the opening ceremonies of the Missouri State Senate Wednesday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Republican-controlled legislature begins work today at the Missouri State Capitol. Lawmakers are sworn in for the 98th Session of the General Assembly today at noon, followed by speeches and press conferences about priorities, and a legislative ball tonight.
JOPLIN, Mo.-- Some Southwest Missouri residents are calling for lawmakers to pass legislation that would close the Medicaid gap in the state.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's 2015 legislative session begins today. An even larger Republican majority will be in control of the Missouri legislative session.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- In his final week as Arkansas governor, Mike Beebe reflects on his eight years in the governor's mansion and what lies ahead.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- John Boehner and his allies scrambled to lock down support for his reelection as Speaker on Tuesday morning as the small army of conservative lawmakers promising to vote against him continued to expand.
WASHINGTON -- The 114th Congress formally convenes today. New members will be sworn in and party leaders elected on a day steeped in tradition and ceremony. President Obama and Congress will have to overcome their differences to bring change this year.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – One of the new leaders in the Republican controlled Congress in Washington has signaled it might be time to hike taxes on drivers at the pump.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- A Missouri state representative has proposed a bill to increase the speed limit on state highways from 70 to 75 miles per hour.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Several Greene County officials elected in November will take their oaths of office today (Jan. 1).
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former President George H.W. Bush is out of the Houston-area hospital where he spent the Christmas holiday, a spokesman said Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- One of the sponsors of Ballot Issue 3 in Arkansas is seeking clarification from the Attorney General after questions are raised on whether it gives current lawmakers a pass to serve 16 more years.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If things fall into place, Missouri’s Agriculture Director could be among the first Americans to enter Cuba since President Obama began easing relations between the two countries.
WASHINGTON -- President Obama says he is considering putting North Korea back on a list of countries that sponsor terrorism. But some in Congress say the president is not moving swiftly enough as North Korea makes more threats this morning.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon is being urged to release money for the state’s cyber crimes task forces, but his administration’s budget director said it isn’t likely that will happen in the current fiscal climate.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon and legislative budget leaders have agreed on the estimates of state revenue they will use in proposing the state budget for the next fiscal year.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill is pre-filed in the Missouri legislature that would require the father's permission before a woman gets an abortion.
WASHINGTON, DC -- President Obama announced Wednesday that the United States is taking steps to restore full diplomacy with Cuba, a historic move that will end 50 years of frozen relations the communist nation.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican leaders in the legislature plan to step up the budget process this year and have it done ahead of schedule.