Missouri House members have approved legislation that supporters hope will reduce lawsuits stemming from suicides by inmates at jails and prisons.
Three members of Missouri's congressional delegation say programs at the state's largest military bases are too important to cut or move elsewhere.
A proposal to limit teen access to tanning beds has divided Missouri House members over rival concerns about cancer and government mandates.
Education would be spared from cuts but fewer state employees would get pay raises under a budget plan put forth by a Missouri Senate committee.
Newspaper publishers in Missouri could have to pay more to buy paper, ink and other supplies under a measure that has been endorsed by a House panel.
In a 7-5 vote Wednesday, the House Tax Reform Committee backed a proposal to eliminate sales tax exemptions on newspaper equipment in order to help fund state aid to the blind.