CLAYTON, Mo. -- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that minutes before the shooting, Schweich had made phone calls to set up an interview to discuss his belief a top Republican party official was spreading false information about his religion.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Department of Homeland Security will partially shut down at midnight tonight, if Congress can't come to an agreement on funding the agency. It's a showdown that comes days after the arrests of 3 terror suspects in the US.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A pair of challenges to constitutional amendments approved in August by voters highlight the narrow window of time to take exception with a ballot issue’s language.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation that would have eliminated hunting, fishing, and trapping permit fees for Missouri residents has been changed. A Senate committee discussed a substitute for SB 56 instead.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –Department of Public Safety Director Dan Isom will resign his position after nearly six months in the position.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- One of the issues raised by state lawmakers after the Michael Brown, Junior, shooting, was whether to change state law on the use of deadly force by law enforcement.
Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama, exercising his veto power for the first time in five years, rejected on Tuesday a measure green-lighting the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Supreme Court will be asked tomorrow to throw out the gun rights amendment to the state Constitution that voters approved in August.
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.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state House is quickly moving a bill inspired by a little girl who was murdered last year in Springfield, that proponents hope will help prevent similar tragedies.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Missouri Senator Clair McCaskill is calling for an end to a trade embargo between the U.S. and Cuba after a trip to the island last week.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- An Arkansas representative is hoping to revive a bill that would allow guns on college campuses.
ST. LOUIS -- A second generation of Ashcrofts is eyeing public office.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As it has done before in recent years, the state House has approved two measures aimed at requiring photo identification of voters in Missouri.
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.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Bills have been introduced by Missouri and Arkansas lawmakers to address sentencing juveniles for murders.
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.
A judge in Texas has issued an injunction temporarily blocking President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration that has drawn opposition from 26 states across the nation.
Washington (CNN) -- The United States has dropped 29 spots in the annual Reporters Without Borders press freedom ranking since 2009, when President Barack Obama took office.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The local congressional delegation and Springfield residents spoke out Thursday on President Obama’s request for a military authorization to fight ISIS.
CBSNews -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed Ashton Carter as the next defense secretary by a vote of 93 to five.
Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday made the case for Congress to formally authorize the use of military force in the war against ISIS, declaring that congressional passage of the measure makes the U.S. "strongest" in the fight, and that "ISIL is going to lose."
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House is expected to debate today bills that would make it the latest right-to-work state.
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Paper or plastic? Environmental advocates hope the answer will soon be "neither" if the Columbia city council passes a measure designed to encourage the use of reusable bags.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Senate has endorsed proposed of changes to laws governing ethics for state lawmakers. The package has been sent to the state House on a 32-2 vote.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Amid the calls for ethics reform and limiting gifts to elected officials one freshman state representative wants to make sure those in city governments aren’t overlooked.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation that would repeal the death penalty in Missouri has been offered again in the state legislature.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Governor Asa Hutchinson's proposal for a cut on income tax for the middle class received the green light. The cut adding up to roughly $102 million a year.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House is preparing to study two issues on which its speaker wants more information.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Women in Missouri could be required to watch an informational video produced by the Department of Health and Senior services prior to having an abortion under a bill passed out of a House committee Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- SB96 would create a task force to chart a new path for healthcare -- finding ways to cover the poor, modernize Medicaid delivery and promote healthy living.
WASHINGTON -- Southern Missouri's representatives in Congress joined the Republican-led House of Representatives in again passing legislation to roll back Obamacare Tuesday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon has announced the release of $1.5-million dollars for the state's cyber crimes task forces. The money comes from a $21 million settlement in a securities fraud case against Standard & Poors.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The State of Missouri is getting more than $21 million in a settlement with McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and Governor Nixon wastes no time in announcing how it will be spent.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill aimed at barring some immigrant students from getting state aid for higher education funding will be heard in a House committee today. (Tues. Feb. 3)
CBSNews -- The post-recession era has given Obama room to boost spending on guns and butter, propose $650 billion in new taxes, abolish the sequester, seek nearly $500 billion in infrastructure spending and abandon any pretense of pursuing a balanced budget - now or ever.
CBSNews -- Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline were able to secure enough votes to pass a bill to begin construction on the pipeline Thursday, though they still fall short of the 67 that would be needed to override a presidential veto.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Under the threat of a rare motion that could have angered some senators, the state senate has rejected a raise for lawmakers and elected officials.
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. -- 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 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.