Two Republicans are now running for their party’s nomination to be the candidate for Missouri Governor in 2016. East-Central Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Robert) is downplaying the possibility he will be a third.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon plans to travel to Cuba in March to talk trade.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Marshfield woman is the new Webster County Assessor.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri’s newest candidate for governor visited Springfield Thursday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state Senate vote on whether lawmakers and elected officials should get a raise has been delayed by Democrats who think they should.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Auditor Tom Schweich has announced he is challenging former Missouri House Speaker and U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway for the Republican nomination for Missouri governor in 2016.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A group of bi-partisan lawmakers have proposed legislation meant to help protect Missouri human trafficking survivors. Secretary of State Jason Kander joined those legislators and members of law enforcement to announce the bill that would add those survivors to Missouri's "Safe at Home" program.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Nixon Administration isn’t saying it will, but says it could, proceed to issue bonds to build a new football stadium in St. Louis without the legislature’s approval. Republican lawmakers say that would be a blown call.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House Democratic Caucus has lost another member. Representative Keith English of Florissant announced today he is switching to an Independent.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Monday, Governor Jay Nixon announced plans to complete $14.5 million in repairs and renovations to state veterans’ homes and the construction of a new one.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Office of State Auditor Tom Schweich says Missouri has too many planes and doesn’t track their use well enough.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An Agriculture bill similar to one Governor Jay Nixon vetoed last year is likely to be the first piece of legislation debated on the Senate Floor.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas State Senate overwhelmingly passed a state income tax reduction Thursday night.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will be in Springfield with the state's economy on his agenda.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D/Mo) is getting to work this year by serving as the top democrat on a committee that investigates federal agencies.
CBSNews -- The television audience for President Obama's State of the Union address fell to 31.7 million this year, the lowest number on record, according to Nielsen.
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 pay raise could still be on tap for Missouri’s legislators and state elected officials.
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.
CBSNews -- President Obama declared, "Tonight, we turn the page," arguing in his sixth State of the Union address that the nation is now ready to move past the wars and recession of the last 15 years and should embrace his economic and foreign policy initiatives moving forward.
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.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The real work for legislators who want to reform Missouri’s municipal courts begins this week.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Tuesday night the president will once again address congress and the country during his sixth State of the Union address.
CBSNews -- When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening before a joint session of Congress, the lawmakers seated before him should be familiar with most of his speech.
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.
CBSNews -- The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to finally consider the fundamental question of whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.
CBSNews -- If the field of potential 2016 presidential candidates seems crowded, take a look at the list of official candidates: There are already 154 people who have formally registered with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as a presidential candidate, as the Center for Public Integrity has noted.
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."
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.
Washington (CNN) -- John Boehner's former bartender once made plans to slip poison into the House speaker's drink, or shoot him and drive away, authorities say.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Arkansas' 36th governor wasted little time addressing a joint session of the House and Senate.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Legislation has been announced that backers say is meant to offer incentives for selling operations to farmers or ranchers who are just entering the industry.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- State legislative leaders have named the people that will lead their committees and expect to begin assigning bills to committees later this week.
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.
Washington (CNN)Education Secretary Arne Duncan called for an overhaul of President George W. Bush's signature No Child Left Behind Act on Monday morning, setting up yet another potential fight between the White House and the new Republican-dominated Congress.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two-term Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says she will not run for Governor in 2016.