OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon will speak at the 45th Governor’s Conference on Agriculture in Osage Beach Friday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri’s Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against 13 St. Louis County municipalities for violating a 1995 law that bars Missouri cities and towns from collecting more than 30-percent of their total revenue from fines and court costs for traffic violations.
CNN -- Congress on Tuesday night extended dozens of expired "temporary" tax breaks for 2014.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lawmakers think they can override Governor Jay Nixon’s decisions to hold back money in the budget when they meet in three weeks, but the Governor isn’t so sure.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has decided to "actively explore" a presidential bid after conversations with his family over Thanksgiving, he said in a Facebook post Tuesday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- How House Republicans propose reforming ethics practices for the state's elected officials has been laid out in a series of bills.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Two state lawmakers from the Ozarks want to make it harder to amend the state’s constitution.
WASHINGTON, DC. -- (CNN) -- The Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending measure Saturday night funding most of the government through September, removing the threat of a shutdown for much of 2015.
Washington (CNN) -- Sunday marks the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre that killed twenty children and six teachers on December 14, 2012. And though Congress hasn't passed any gun reform laws in its wake, there's one senator who's made it his mission to persistently push for changes, even when no one's listening.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The House narrowly passed the $1.1 trillion spending bill meant to keep the government funded for the next year after a dramatic daylong showdown in which the legislation's opponents were just one vote away from derailing the measure.
Washington (CNN) -- Congress narrowly averted a government shutdown that was slated to take effect at midnight. The House approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the government open through September. The Senate then agreed to a two day extension of current funding levels to give itself time to approve the House bill.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – KOLR10 asked local drivers and a local lawmaker Thursday for their take on a proposal to make Interstate 70 a toll road between Kansas City and St. Louis.
CBSNews -- The Justice Department has released a report on rape and sexual assault among college-age females, comparing students enrolled in a college, university, trade school or vocational school to those who identified themselves as non-students. The report study examined data over an 18-year period, up to 2013.
Washington (CNN) -- The Congress that has done virtually nothing for two years is wrapping up 2014 with a bang.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Last month, KOLR10 created an online poll for viewers to vote on their solution for some of the most controversial subjects that is at the forefront of our local, state and federal governments.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Top lawmakers agreed to $1.1 trillion government funding bill late Tuesday, just two days before federal agencies are due to run out of money.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Task Force is recommending Springfield and Greene County address three urgent issues that include jail crowding, storm water funding, and the county's financial situation.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A local senator announced his intention to file legislation aimed at opposing any increasing government involvement in existing or the development of new federal commodity checkoff programs.
(CBS News)-- December 7th, 1941, 73 years ago today . . . the day Japan attacked the American Naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
FERGUSON, Mo.-- The cost for the Missouri Highway Patrol and Missouri National Guard to respond to unrest in the St. Louis region is estimated at more than $11-million dollars.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A question and answer session is planned Saturday for those interested in running for a seat on Springfield’s City Council.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A state representative from the Ozarks has filed legislation that would criminalize any form of advertising that leads to the exploitation of children.
CBSNews -- The Pentagon announced on Wednesday the results of its yearlong study of sexual assault in the military. It found there were nearly 6,000 reported cases of sexual assault in the military this year, an eight percent jump from last year.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A record number of guns have been confiscated at airports across the country this year. More than 2,000 were found loaded or unloaded in carry-on bags.
CBSNews -- There were nearly 6,000 reported cases of sexual assault in the military this year, an eight percent jump from last year, according to a Pentagon report delivered to President Obama Tuesday.
CBSNews -- The liberal justices on the Supreme Court on Wednesday suggested they're interested in ensuring that pregnant workers get on-the-job accommodations when they need them. Not all of the liberal justices, however, seemed sure of the extent of the protections afforded under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) passed in 1978.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Southwest Missouri Congressman Billy Long will serve on three house subcommittees starting in January.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri lawmaker filed a bill again in hopes to eliminate a four-percent state sales tax on fitness.
CBSNews -- Leaders from all four major sports leagues went to Capitol Hill Tuesday to testify about domestic violence in professional sports.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Lawmakers are trying to secure the nation's infrastructure against electromagnetic pulses or EMP's.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow from a same-sex couple that doesn’t want to get married, but to split up.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- This state launched the Clinton brand two decades ago and handed Hillary Clinton one of the biggest victories of her 2008 primary battle against Barack Obama. But as she considers another bid for the White House in 2016, Arkansas isn't so friendly.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Obama says it’s time for “sustained conversation” about strengthening the relationship between police and the communities they serve.
(CNN) -- In a policy shift, President Barack Obama has decided to extend the combat role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan into 2015, allowing troops to keep fighting the Taliban and other militant groups that threaten American soldiers or the Afghan government, The New York Times reported.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Monday, Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the Missouri Department of Social Services to reverse its plans to reduce benefits for Missourians who qualify for the state's Blind Pension program.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Applications for those interested in running for an open City Council seat or for Springfield Mayor will be available Tuesday, Dec. 2.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There will be no special session of the Missouri General Assembly related to the cost of responding to unrest in Ferguson.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State legislative leaders say they want public hearings to investigate the Nixon Administration's response to unrest in Ferguson, and to determine whether the legislature really needs to approve more money to pay for the state response.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Governor Jay Nixon says he will call the legislature back to the capital in December to provide money for the Missouri National Guard and Highway Patrol to continue responding to unrest in Ferguson. Nixon says the work the Guard and Patrol are doing are on pace to overtax their current budget allotment.
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning, CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin has learned, and will leave his position after less than two years at the helm of the Defense Department.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - In a visit to Springfield Friday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon shed light on how he will work with the legislature on budget issues after the passage of Amendment 10.
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner said Friday he has sued the Obama Administration in federal court over its decisions to make changes to the President's health care law, which congressional Republicans argue were unconstitutional.
WASHINGTON -- The Kansas City Royals lost the 2014 World Series in the seventh and final game. Now two U.S. Senators are settling a wager on the Series.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Justices with the Arkansas Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday on whether to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Local members of Congress released statements agreeing on a similar idea: executive action is not the way to implement immigration reform.
CBSNews -- President Obama on Thursday defended the actions he's taking to shield about 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally from deportation as "lawful" and consistent with what his predecessors have done.