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.
CBSNews -- As Congress continues feuding over a spending bill that would prevent the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from partially shutting down at midnight on Friday, President Obama warned the nation's governors on Monday that they, too, have a stake in the outcome of that fight.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- An Arkansas representative is hoping to revive a bill that would allow guns on college campuses.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- The Missouri Republican state committee voted Saturday to elect John Hancock to be its next chair.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri restaurant owners told the General Assembly this week they are having to foot the state tax bill for employees who under-report cash tips.
ST. LOUIS -- A second generation of Ashcrofts is eyeing public office.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Over 2,000 Missourians could face furloughs by the end of the month as a deadline looms in Washington D.C.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -- A recently passed non-discrimination ordinance in Eureka Springs, similar to Fayetteville's ordinance 119, is already under fire, and possibly facing a repeal vote.
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 Missouri lawmaker says he wants to protect parents’ rights to make medical decisions for their children, but critics say his bill could leave children in danger of being abused with no legal way to stop it.
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.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Supreme Court is again being asked to consider the appeal of a felon who argues a change voters made to the state Constitution allows him to have a gun.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for funding through the USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
CBSNews -- A somber President Obama signed into law the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. The president recounted the life and struggles of Hunt, a U.S. Marine who battled post-traumatic stress after combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hunt committed suicide in 2011.
MOBERLY, Mo. -- A fourth candidate has entered the race for Missouri governor.
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.
CBSNews -- Last year was a banner one for Americans giving up their passports.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House has given initial approval to two so-called “right to work” proposals. One would bar the collection by unions of dues from non-union workers, another would extend the same prohibition only in the construction industry.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) continues to defend how his administration deployed the Missouri National Guard on the night of the Michael Brown grand jury decision announcement.
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.
ST. LOUIS -- The state Supreme Court has told a St. Louis court it does have the authority to consider the case of a man seeking a divorce in a same-sex marriage, but that’s all it has said.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon is trying to build support for a new pro football stadium in downtown St. Louis.
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.
WILLARD, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon visited Willard Friday to help communities with their water needs.
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.
WILLARD, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon will visit Willard Friday to talk about storm and waste water systems.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation meant to help dairy farmers pay premiums on federal insurance for their operations is moving toward the governor’s desk from both state legislative chambers.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House is preparing to study two issues on which its speaker wants more information.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Senate has finished adding things to, and taking things out of, a proposed ethics reform bill.
NIXA, Mo. – The use of tobacco products on City of Nixa property is now banned.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A new bill in Arkansas would expand the limits on which citizens can use deadly force.
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.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- In a packed room of spectators, supporters of the Governor Asa Hutchinson's healthcare plan made their case.