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.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will be in Springfield with the state's economy on his agenda.
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.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The real work for legislators who want to reform Missouri’s municipal courts begins this week.