FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas' controversial legislation, House Bill 1228, creating backlash among the business community. We talk with a northwest Arkansas business owner, and State Senator, Bart Hester, tells us why he's supporting the bill.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Gov. Jay Nixon is encouraging Missourians to give special recognition and honor to veterans of the Vietnam War on Monday, March 30, on the third observance of Vietnam Veterans Day in Missouri.
CBS News poll shows formalizing candidacy can make a difference to GOP voters; Democratic voters are still hoping to see Hillary Clinton face some competition.
WASHINGTON - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016, a surprise move that's certain to open a fierce battle for his seat as well as a fight to lead the Democratic party in the chamber.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- The Chairman of Missouri’s Republican Party has said he’s not stepping down, and that he is ready to move on from the controversy that has surrounded him since the death of Auditor Tom Schweich.
WASHINGTON – Six members of Missouri’s Republican delegation in Congress sent a letter to top state Democrats Thursday asking them to join a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo- Voters registered in precincts 39-a and Brookline will have new locations to cast their vote this upcoming April 7th election along with new voter identification cards.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri state senator who delivered an emotional speech in the senate chamber after the death of Tom Schweich has said he's not surprised at the findings of the Clayton Police Department investigation of that death.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state auditor’s review questions whether the attorney general’s office has eliminated the possibility of conflicts of interest involving entities it is investigating.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Twenty-eight is enough, at least according to one state legislator.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As speculation about the future of Missouri's GOP Party Chairman accelerates, the party's vice chair says support for him in the party is broad and strong.
HIGHLANDVILLE, Mo. -- The April 7th elections in Missouri are fast approaching. Voters in dozens of cities will have to decide on municipal and school issues. But one city could exclude itself.
WASHINGTON -- To the surprise of few, Ted Cruz is running for president.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House Democrats and Republicans disagree about how much has been accomplished in the first half of the legislative session, and what direction the second half must take.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state legislature sent one agriculture bill to the governor and advanced another on its final day before spring break.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Protesters have delayed the start of business for the Missouri Senate, parading the halls of the state Capitol calling for expansion of Medicaid eligibility.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill that would cut in half the amount of time Missourians could be on a certain welfare program has cleared the state House.
CLEVELAND -- How do we offset the influence of big money in politics while fixing the country's abysmal voter turnout rate? President Barack Obama suggested maybe it's time to make voting a requirement.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri House committee will discuss legislation Wednesday that would restore tax credits for qualified film projects.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- There was a packed room on hand to hear a pair of laws dealing with the use of deadly force. Both bills passed the House Judiciary Committee with little opposition.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Iran reaction...ally reaction. The letter signed by Republican Senators warning against a nuclear deal with Iran, was written by an Arkansas Senator who has only been on the job for two months. How did he convince 46 other Republicans to sign on?
JOPLIN, Mo.-- Joplin's newest hospital got an official visit from a Missouri congressman Thursday. Billy Long (R-MO) toured the facility, just days away from opening.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri’s Legislative Black Caucus says bills stemming from Ferguson have not been given a chance for passage, and is criticizing Missouri House leadership for it. The House’s Speaker says the claim is inaccurate.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state House has adopted a 26.1-billion dollar state spending plan for the year that begins July 1. Majority Republicans have for the third straight year turned away an effort to accept expansion of Medicaid in the budget
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon comes to Springfield Wednesday to talk about state reforms to Medicaid in Missouri.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Hard copies of the Missouri Manual, more commonly known as the Blue Book, might be printed by the state again if one lawmaker's proposal goes through.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House will take up this week a proposed budget that aims to see some Missouri commissioners less often, on the go.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A legislative effort to free a man serving a life sentence for marijuana offenses appears to have strong support.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House gives initial passage to a bill that would reinstate limits to how much juries can award in cases of medical malpractice.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri state senators have reacted to a report of the beating of an autistic boy at a Kansas City-area middle school with a threat to cut funding when schools don’t prevent such incidents.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A bill abolishing the death penalty drew passionate debate Tuesday before passing a senate committee.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Throughout Governor Asa Hutchinson's campaign this past fall, he said if elected, he needed time to look at the state's private option. In January, Hutchinson announced his plans for the Medicaid program moving forward here in the Natural State.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- An Arkansas representative is hoping to revive a bill that would allow guns on college campuses.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri restaurant owners told the General Assembly this week they are having to foot the state tax bill for employees who under-report cash tips.
ST. LOUIS -- A second generation of Ashcrofts is eyeing public office.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -- A recently passed non-discrimination ordinance in Eureka Springs, similar to Fayetteville's ordinance 119, is already under fire, and possibly facing a repeal vote.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Thursday he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Gov. Jay Nixon, thought by many to be a candidate in the same race, is backing Kander instead.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander (D-Columbia) will run for the U.S. Senate in the 2016 election, his campaign announced Thursday.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has reaffirmed that he plans to announce the findings of the Justice Department investigations stemming from the shooting of Michael Brown, Junior, before he leaves office.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A House committee will discuss a bill that would change the way landlords collect security deposits.
MOBERLY, Mo. -- A fourth candidate has entered the race for Missouri governor.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House has given initial approval to two so-called “right to work” proposals. One would bar the collection by unions of dues from non-union workers, another would extend the same prohibition only in the construction industry.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House is expected to debate today bills that would make it the latest right-to-work state.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. – A community in the Ozarks becomes the first in the Natural State to sign a bill protecting the rights of the LGBT community.