JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The legislature has sent Governor Jay Nixon a proposed $620-million a year cut to income taxes, and Republicans are considering whether enough votes to override a veto are in reach.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, (D-Mo.), has launched a survey of colleges and universities, to learn how the schools deal with rape and sexual assault cases on campus.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's House of Representatives has given initial approval to restricting the sales of electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Chairman of the Senate Committee that has the House’s 911 funding legislation says there are some things that need to be shaken out in that bill before it can advance.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Senate is considering a proposal that says people who run for the legislature better finish their terms before they take another job in state government—or else.
CBSNews -- At an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House Monday morning, President Obama denounced the shootings on Sunday that targeted the Jewish community in Overland Park, Kansas.
CNN -- President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama reported an adjusted gross income of $481,098 for 2013 -- about 21% less than the year before.
CBSNews -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration, CBS News has confirmed.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon (D) is lending his voice to those concerned about the removal from the budget of $4.6-million for the state Children’s Division by the Senate budget committee.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The legislature could meet its goal of shrinking state government this year—by getting rid of about thirty boards and committees it established, such things as the Advisory Committee on Tobacco Securitization or the Joint Committee on Urban Agriculture or the Farm to Table Advisory board.
NIXA, Mo. -- The City of Nixa lost a half-cent sales tax issue by just four votes, now they want to hold a recount.
CBSNews -- Four and a half years after President Obama last traveled to Fort Hood to mourn soldiers killed by a colleague, the president returned once again to pay his respects to another three soldiers that were killed in a shooting at Fort Hood last week.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House gave initial passage, or “perfected,” legislation alternately called “right to work” by supporters and “right to work for free” by opponents, and both sides are claiming victory.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- University City representative Rory Ellinger has died early Wednesday morning. House Minority Leader Jake Hummel (D-St. Louis) made the announcement to the House Wednesday morning, which then held a moment of silence for Ellinger, who had recently been diagnosed with liver cancer. He was 72.
SOUTHWEST Mo. – The results are in for many area ballot issues.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield’s pension sales tax will stay in place.
WASHINGTON, DC -- (CNN) -- From the White House to Capitol Hill to the campaign trail, Democrats are planning an across-the- board push on paycheck equality on Tuesday, the party's first large-scale coordinated effort on the issue ahead of November's midterm elections.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Several issues will be decided today, and candidates chosen, in the April municipal elections in Missouri.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri state senator wants to give tax break to people buying used cars.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Kansas is on the verge of banding with 8 other states including Missouri in forming an interstate health care compact, which would let states go their own way with health care rather than participate in the federal healthcare reform law.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Ten voting precincts will be closed Tuesday, April 8.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Area Democrats gather April 4 and 5 for the 2014 Jackson Day Celebration.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- A proposal has again been introduced in the state legislature to limit bicycle traffic on Missouri’s roads.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Debate of whether to fund bicycle paths with potential proceeds from a transportation tax threatens to take the wheels off a proposed transportation sales tax.
CBSNews -- A bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits cleared a final test vote in the Senate by the thinnest of margins Thursday and his headed for a vote on final passage Monday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A proposal to establish new ethics for the people who pass Missouri’s laws has run into critics who say it doesn’t do enough or might do too much.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Senate discussion of Medicaid reform has been stopped when debate between two Republican Senators started to turn a little ugly.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down current limits on the total amount individual donors can make to political campaigns.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House has given initial approval to a bill meant to nullify federal gun laws within the state.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state House has approved a $26.6-billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The House’s proposal now goes to the Senate.
WASHINGTON, DC -- A Senate committee will hold a hearing next week into GM's response to the discovery of faulty ignition switches. Sen. Claire McCaskill (R-MO) will chair the hearing.
CBSNews -- Some of the most politically divisive themes and issues of the 2012 election -- Obamacare, the left's "war on religion," the right's "war on women," and the notion of corporate personhood -- all come into play in two cases that will be argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
The Hague, Netherlands (CNN) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders have decided to end Russia's role in the group of leading industrialized nations, the White House said Monday.
NIXA. Mo. -- School districts are asking for no-tax-levy-increase bond issue money to pay for upgrades and improvements. Several of those schools are making FEMA safe rooms a big part of their plans.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Doctors in Springfield say a bipartisan bill just signed into law by Gov. Jay Nixon will help patients in treatment for cancer.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The free ride for cell phone users and 9-1-1 services may soon be over.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo .-- The latest House Republican to file articles of impeachment against Governor Jay Nixon (D) says he is “appalled” his majority party’s leadership has not advanced any proposals to impeach the Governor since their filing.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri's governor has joined the ranks of politicians endorsing the expansion of the Keystone Pipeline, known as the Keystone XL project, and is urging the president to move forward on the project.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The White House is rolling out a new project to overhaul the rules for paying overtime - changes that will affect millions of households.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Almost all of Missouri's laws on crime will be rewritten and reordered in the Missouri
WASHINGTON, DC -- Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Tuesday went to the Senate floor to charge that the CIA was spying on committee staff members who were conducting oversight of the intelligence agency.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill that would limit city and county control over cellphone towers has been delivered to Gov. Jay Nixon's desk, but a group that represents Missouri municipalities is asking him to veto it.
CBSNews -- The Senate on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would make big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate supports Senator McCaskill’s proposal to make unit commanders responsible for prosecution of military sex assault cases in their units. Another Senator had proposed letting a special prosecutor decide if the case should be filed.
(CNN) -- Modern-day peeping Toms in Massachusetts, the sorts who get their thrills snapping "upskirt" photos on crowded subways, now have their behavior criminalized.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Bowing to pressure from the Pentagon, the senate kills a measure that would have changed the way the military handles sexual assault cases.
(CNN) -- Massachusetts' highest court ruled Wednesday that it is not illegal to secretly photograph underneath a person's clothing -- a practice known as "upskirting" -- prompting one prosecutor to call for a revision of state law.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – During a trade mission to Canada, Gov. Jay Nixon announced the state’s first-ever trade agreement with the province of Ontario on Thursday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Nixon's credibility with legislative Republicans threatens to derail a tax cut bill.
CBSNews -- President Obama on Wednesday traveled to Connecticut to call for an increase of the federal minimum wage, part of the Democrats' 2014 economic agenda that remains stalled in Congress.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state House has passed legislation to reinstate caps on the amount that could be awarded to plaintiffs for non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. The bill would limit those damages to $350,000.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced an agreement between Missouri and Québec to sell $3.2 billion in Missouri goods Wednesday.
Washington (CNN) -- The battle over the budget often revolves around politically partisan issues of taxes and spending. But President Barack Obama's proposed spending plan for the next fiscal year totals $3.9 trillion so there's a lot that can be overlooked. We read the budget plan so you didn't have to.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--Gov. Jay Nixon has established a state emergency center in preparation for the incoming winter storm system.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo -- The Missouri House passed a bill to aid in child abuse investigations almost unanimously.
LITTLE ROCK, Ar. -- Arkansas's senior senator has made his bid for reelection official.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an announcement on Friday, Gov. Nixon says he has released the remaining expenditure restrictions of $132 million for the current fiscal year to continue to consolidate and improve the efficiency of state facilities.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The third expected candidate to run for governor makes it official. Former Congressman Mike Ross filed paperwork at the state capitol.
PHOENIX - In a decision watched across the nation, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday she has vetoed a controversial bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse to serve gays on religious grounds.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House Committee on General Laws spent an hour-and-a-half Tuesday afternoon hearing five different proposals that all take different approaches at ethics reform. Lawmakers left that hearing appearing to agree that ethics reform is needed.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Former Missouri senator Kit Bond says he believes the state should accept federal money to expand Medicaid, during a Chamber-sponsored panel discussion in Jefferson City on Tuesday.
(CNN) -- Arizona's SB1062 has pulled off a sort of political magic trick, in that warring sides can read the bill's text and have not only different reactions, but completely opposite ones.
CBSNews -- Vice President Joe Biden, working the talk show circuit this week, said Tuesday he is "uniquely qualified" to be president.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Everywhere you look a candidate, a campaign ready to start. Out of hundreds expected to file, only one can be first in line.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today outlined a plan for cuts to the Pentagon that would reduce the number of troops to pre-World War II levels, though he admits threats to the United States remain prevalent.
CBSNews -- Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel is recommending shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Senator Rand Paul will guest speak at the Missouri Association of Republicans Annual Lincoln Days Banquet Feb. 22.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state House has passed measure that would ask voters to change Missouri’s Constitution regarding the powers of a governor to withhold money in the state budget.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House Appropriations Committee on Education has proposed less than half of the $278-million for the foundation formula for K-12 education that Governor Jay Nixon (D) recommended in his budget proposal.
CNN -- Raising the federal minimum wage would boost the incomes of most low-wage workers but result in job loss for some, according to an analysis released Tuesday.
CBSNews -- With Congress too divided on environmental issues to put forward legislation, President Obama is moving forward with his go-at-it-alone strategy and using his executive authority to set new fuel standards for trucks.
Washington (CNN) - As President Barack Obama marks his sixth Presidents Day in office, his approval ratings remain near the lowest of his presidency.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--When multi-millionaire athletes perform in Missouri, or when the big-time music group does a concert here, they leave some of their money behind to support the arts. But the program is facing the end without legislative action.
(CNN)--Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton are ranked the nation’s 5th and 6th best first ladies, according to a new poll from Siena College.
(CNN) -- Denying services to same-sex couples may soon become legal in Kansas.
CBSNews -- As they readied to escape Washington, D.C., due to an impending snowstorm, the Senate voted to extend the nation’s borrowing authority Wednesday, but not before a bit of suspense.
CBSNews -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is joining with a conservative group and Virginia’s former attorney general to sue President Obama and other top administration officials.
CBSNews -- The House voted Tuesday to lift the debt ceiling and avert the threat of a U.S. default until March 15, 2015 with a bill that broke a trend for the GOP by seeking no spending cuts or additional policy items.
(CNN)--Washington -- A senior Iranian naval official says Iran is sending warships toward U.S. maritime borders to send a message, a move a U.S. defense official characterized as an announcement, not a deployment.
CBSNews -- President Obama on Friday signed a five-year farm bill into law, marking the hard-fought legislative accomplishment with eight Democratic members of Congress by his side.
CBSNews -- The latest effort by Senate Democrats to extend emergency unemployment benefits failed on a procedural vote again on Thursday by a vote of 58 to 40, with 39 Republicans objecting to moving ahead with a vote on the measure.
CBSNews -- President Obama hailed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and private companies for committing money and technology to help meet his goal of expanding high-speed broadband access to 99 percent of American students in the next five years.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Given the new incentives offered by the Affordable Care Act, people will choose to work less in the coming years, nonpartisan budget analysts say -- shrinking the workforce by the equivalent of 2 million full-time workers by 2017 and by 2.5 million by 2024.
CBSNews -- An Army National Guard recruiting program that allegedly was gamed by hundreds of soldiers to the tune of millions of taxpayer dollars is under criminal investigation and is the subject of a Senate Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, CBS News has confirmed.
Washington (CNN) -- It may be the most overlooked mega-bill of the past 12 months.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Governor Jay Nixon (D) has announced he has set August 5 as the date for special elections to fill three vacant House seats.
CBSNews -- President Obama is calling on Congress to join him in “a year of action” in 2014 with a set of policies aimed at reversing the trend of growing inequality and stalled upward mobility in the United States.
CBSNews -- Excerpts from President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address, scheduled for 9 p.m. ET Tuesday evening.
Washington (CNN) -- You can set your watch by it. Within minutes of the start of a State of the Union address, the President will offer his assessment -- almost always positive -- of where America stands.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After a Kansas City woman was faced with a $500 fine for contempt of court for bringing her breastfeeding infant to jury duty, some called for a change in Missouri law to exempt breastfeeding women from jury duty. The judge in that case has delayed fining her $500 until the end of the legislative session, to see whether lawmakers approve a specific exemption.
WASHINGTON -- A House plan to make major cuts to food stamps would be scaled back under a bipartisan agreement on a massive farm bill, a near end to a more than two-year fight that has threatened to hurt rural lawmakers in an election year.
(CBS News)--Leading Republican and Democratic Senators expressed optimism this morning that an agreement could be ironed out that will resolve the impending expiration of current tax rates and unemployment benefits.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Greene County Extension Council has appointed new members.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Senate Committee has endorsed two proposals for a tax cut for individuals and small businesses that legislative staffers say would cost the state about $900-million a year if fully implemented.