LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A bill abolishing the death penalty drew passionate debate Tuesday before passing a senate committee.
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.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- An Arkansas representative is hoping to revive a bill that would allow guns on college campuses.
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.
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. -- 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.
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.
MOBERLY, Mo. -- A fourth candidate has entered the race for Missouri governor.
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. -- The Missouri House is expected to debate today bills that would make it the latest right-to-work state.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. – A community in the Ozarks becomes the first in the Natural State to sign a bill protecting the rights of the LGBT community.
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. -- 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.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- City and county leaders may ask you to help fund storm water improvements to deteriorating infrastructure, flood control and maintenance of the system.
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.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislators have started picking apart seven bills that target ethics practices in Missouri.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon plans to travel to Cuba in March to talk trade.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Marshfield woman is the new Webster County Assessor.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri’s newest candidate for governor visited Springfield Thursday.
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.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An Arkansas senate committee passed a bill to continue the state's private option health care coverage.
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. – 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.
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.
Inauguration ushers in "New Day in Arkansas."
Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, and others took the oath of office Tuesday morning at the State Capitol.
Hour-long Inaugural Prayer Service at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock held Tuesday morning.
Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock hosts service.
“My top priority is to grow the economy of this state, to create jobs, and for Arkansas to enter a time of sustained economic power and influence."
Economic development and prison overcrowding expected to be two focal points of the session.
The new Arkansas senator is the only freshman member of the Armed Services Committee to hold a Subcommittee Chairmanship.
The proceedings are open to the public and will be streamed live over the internet.
During question and answer session in El Dorado, concerns were raised about education and overcrowded prisons.
Tim Griffin urges supporters to ‘Stop by and celebrate this historic day with us.’