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.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state Senate committee will be asked Wednesday to consider a number of changes to laws governing Missouri law enforcement, proposed because of unrest after the shooting of Michael Brown in August.
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)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s labor union leaders packed into the capitol in Jefferson City Monday to speak out against efforts to pass a so-called "right-to-work" law.
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.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislators have started picking apart seven bills that target ethics practices in Missouri.
Two Republicans are now running for their party’s nomination to be the candidate for Missouri Governor in 2016. East-Central Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Robert) is downplaying the possibility he will be a third.
A House proposal that would have eliminated the one-eighth of one percent conservation sales tax, which accounts for 60-percent of the Department of Conservation’s budget, has been withdrawn.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon plans to travel to Cuba in March to talk trade.
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) says acting without the approval of the legislature to pay for a new NFL stadium in St. Louis is a possibility, but suggests it’s not the route he wants to take.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Marshfield woman is the new Webster County Assessor.
WASHINGTON -- (CNN) Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will not make a third run for president, he told supporters on a Friday morning call, saying he believes it's "best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity" to become the nominee.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri’s newest candidate for governor visited Springfield Thursday.
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. -- State Auditor Tom Schweich has announced he is challenging former Missouri House Speaker and U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway for the Republican nomination for Missouri governor in 2016.
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 Missouri House Democratic Caucus has lost another member. Representative Keith English of Florissant announced today he is switching to an Independent.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Monday, Governor Jay Nixon announced plans to complete $14.5 million in repairs and renovations to state veterans’ homes and the construction of a new one.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D/Mo) is getting to work this year by serving as the top democrat on a committee that investigates federal agencies.
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.