WASHINGTON -- The House Judiciary Committee this month approved an act meant to ease regulations for small businesses. It was sponsored by a Missouri Congressman.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A judge has heard the arguments of attorneys who say the language of two issues on the August ballot should be struck down, and attorneys who say it’s too late for that.
WASHINGTON -- Missouri’s junior senator says he’s still waiting for answers, even after getting a reply to his inquiry about the workload at centers processing federal healthcare plan applications.
CBSNews -- House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Wednesday that he's pushing the House of Representatives to sue President Obama "in an effort to compel the president to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country."
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican budget leaders are slamming Governor Jay Nixon (D) for the actions he has taken with the state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- On Tuesday, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe said that a special session will be called to address teacher insurance and prisons.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) Tuesday vetoed millions of dollars from the budget approved by the Missouri legislature this spring, and put limits on spending millions more.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A political science professor at Drury University says Missouri's Republican Congressional members can learn something from recent primaries, and it isn't to fear the Tea Party.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon signed eight bills into law Monday.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has taken away some of the Obama administration's authority to tighten emission standards.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Governor Jay Nixon signs into law a bill that could impact nearly 850,000 Missourians. Senate Bill 680 focuses on SNAP, or what is commonly known as food stamp, recipients.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A resolution urging the state Supreme Court to uphold a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages has cleared another hurdle.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Republican Speaker of the Missouri House says recent problems with the Veterans Health Administration support the stance his caucus has taken against Medicaid expansion.
CBSNews -- The court will convene to issue its next rulings Thursday. Here's a look at some of the remaining cases still pending.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Candidates for Arkansas Governor covered their plans for dealing with jail overcrowding and crime Thursday in Little Rock.
WASHINGTON -- President Obama said Thursday that the United States will not send troops back into combat in Iraq, but said he and his national security team are preparing to take further action if necessary.
WASHINGTON -- Missouri’s members of the Senate Armed Services Committee consider whether, or how much, this country should re-involve itself in Iraq.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon (D) has launched the development of a comprehensive State Energy Plan. He has written an executive order that will have the Economic Development Department’s Division of Energy take public opinions for a report due at the end of May, 2015.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked congressional leaders to meet with him Wednesday as he considers his options in Iraq.
WASHINGTON -- Popular TV talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending his claims of "miracle" weight-loss supplements amid criticism from members of Congress, including Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill. .
(CNN) -- U.S. forces working with the FBI captured a key suspect in the deadly 2012 attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- One of the sponsors of the proposed internet security amendment to the Missouri Constitution, says the nation will be watching how Missourians vote on it.
WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate has passed a bill that gives veterans some alternatives if they’ve been waiting too long for treatment at a Veterans Administration hospital.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansans for Compassionate Care is working to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas. The group needs 62,507 signatures to get on the November ballot.
WASHINGTON - Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), who chairs the Senate's Consumer Protection panel, will lead a hearing today on weight-loss and diet scams.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters will decide five constitutional amendments in August - from a sales tax for transportation, to the right to keep private electronic communications private.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House Republican leaders accuse Governor Jay Nixon (D) of using fear tactics and overblown numbers in his assessment of the ten tax break bills he vetoed last week, but they don’t yet know if their party will seek to overturn his vetoes.
(CNN) -- The militant group that has been ruthlessly fighting to take control of Iraq has apparently posted chilling photos on jihadi Internet forums seeming to show the executions of Iraqi security forces.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Public opinion is an important part of Missouri Department of Conservation’s deer management efforts and the Department will once again be holding public meetings around the state, June 17.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Opposition has developed within the Missouri agriculture industry to a proposed “right to farm” constitutional amendment.
WASHINGTON -- In a year when mainstream Republicans have mostly bested tea party-backed challengers, a little-known and little-funded tea party challenger in Virginia's 7th Congressional District pulled the upset of the year, defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by 10 percentage points.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- The polls are open until 7:30 tonight for Arkansas Primary runoff elections.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The top leaders of the Missouri legislature suggest it’s time to review whether all of the things exempt from sales taxes should continue to be exempt.
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will announce on Monday an expansion of a program that helps student loan borrowers manage their debt, a White House official said.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Key republican leaders are in Kansas City, trying to decide if the city is worthy to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The legislative session is over, but Gov. Jay Nixon says a series of bills that passed on its last day could be damaging to the state and local governments.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--A utility accessibility project will begin construction June 2 at the intersection of Grand and Kimbrough in Springfield.
(CBS News)--In his most sweeping effort to date to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change, the Obama administration will unveil a new rule from the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday limiting the amount of carbon pollution from coal power plants.
WASHINGTON, DC (CNN) --UPDATE: Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned, President Barack Obama said on Friday. Earlier in the morning, Shinseki said he underestimated the depth of problems in the VA system.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Nixon has launched a statewide attack on a series of Republican tax cuts enacted at the end of the legislative session, emphasizing his calculations of the damage the cuts will do to local services.
CBSNews -- President Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. plans to remove all troops from Afghanistan by 2016, starting with reducing the troop presence in the country to just 9,800 and an end to the U.S. combat mission at the close of 2014.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate sponsor of the proposed three-quarters-of-one-cent sales tax increase to benefit transportation doesn’t think it makes much difference that Governor Jay Nixon (D) has put it on the August primary ballot rather than the November ballot.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama landed Sunday in Afghanistan on an unannounced trip to visit with U.S. forces on Memorial Day weekend, according to the press pool traveling with the President.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon (D) has set August 5 as the date for several proposed changes to Missouri’s Constitution, including the three-fourths of one cent sales tax to support transportation that was proposed by the legislature this year. Three other proposed amendments will appear on the November 4 ballot.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross, both former congressmen, clinched their parties' nominations for Arkansas governor in Tuesday's primary.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Two Republicans who have crossed party lines to work on Medicaid expansion say Governor Jay Nixon (D) needs to heed his own advice and work across lines to not veto the proposed transfer bill. They have written a letter to Nixon on the issue.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon (D) says he will freeze another $35.1 million in education spending due to a continuing decline in revenue from lottery and gaming
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo,-- Senate leaders say bipartisan efforts have made the legislative session a success. But they also admit partisan differences cast differing opinions about the extent of that success.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Democrats were in the vast minority of both chambers of the General Assembly whose last regular session wrapped Friday. They hope to gain more numbers in elections this year, and their leader in the House says they will have help.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--The state’s budget director tells House Republicans the Nixon Administration’s budget office is willing to work with legislative budget makers to change how the state pays dues to organizations its agencies and elected officials belong to.