chris koster

8:21 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Urban Crime Summit to feature law enforcement experts

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Police chiefs, mayors and prosecutors from Kansas City and St. Louis will join with law enforcement experts this month for a four-day Urban Crime Summit.

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PM Newscasts
6:03 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Newscast for August 29, 2013

PM Newscast

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Gov. Jay Nixon announces $3 million expansion of a Troy, Mo. auto part manufacturer
  • New Missouri state law to give military veterans higher education benefits
  • Attorney General Chris Koster has sided with Gov. Jay Nixon in a veteod tax bill determination
  • Strikes for better wages take place across the country, Columbia  
5:22 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

AG Koster sides with Gov. Nixon on tax cut

File photo of Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and Governor Jay Nixon from 2011.
Credit Missouri News Horizon via Flickr

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has sided with Gov. Jay Nixon in determining that a vetoed tax cut bill could have applied retroactively.

At issue is a provision triggering an automatic one-half of a percent reduction in Missouri's income tax rates if the federal government makes it easier for states to collect taxes on online sales.

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11:00 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Koster goes after over-the-counter pseudoephedrine

Attorney General Chris Koster
Credit Mo News Horizon / Flickr

  Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is again calling on requiring a prescription for certain cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in making methamphetamine.

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3:53 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Nixon shows no support for gas chamber execution method

Gov. Jay Nixon
Credit KBIA File Photo


Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says he does not support the gas chamber method to execute prisoners according to KMOX. The issue of lethal injection in death penalty cases has been tied up in courts. Last week, Attorney General Chris Koster suggested Missouri use gas chambers for prisoner executions. He says state statutes allow for either method of execution. 

When Governor Nixon was asked about Koster's suggestion at a press conference Tuesday, he said Missouri does not have a gas chamber and issues related to the death penalty need to be worked out in the courts. 

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4:26 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Mo. AG seeks to execute 2 men, cites drug shortage

Credit Credit Kristofor Husted / KBIA

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster wants the state Supreme Court to set execution dates for two inmates before the state's supply of an execution drug expires.

Koster has renewed a request for execution dates to be set for Allen Nicklasson and Joseph Franklin. The state's highest court refused to do so last August, citing a legal challenge to the state's newly planned use of the drug propofol as its execution method.

The attorney general's office said Monday that the Department of Corrections has a limited supply of propofol and much of it will expire next spring.

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5:24 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Koster wants to track ex-Mamtek CEO with GPS

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Missouri prosecutors want a judge to let them keep closer tabs on the former head of a failed artificial sweetener plant in Moberly.

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11:37 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Koster has more than $400,000 ready for gubernatorial race

Chris Koster speaks at a press conference in Kansas City on Thursday, February 9th, 2012.
Dan Verbeck KBIA

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has more than $400,000 in the bank as he makes plans for a 2016 gubernatorial race.

Koster filed a quarterly finance report Monday indicating he had $419,348 in his account as of the end of March. The Democratic attorney general confirmed last week that he is "making the necessary preparations" to run for governor.

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6:09 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Koster requests clarification regarding contraception law

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Attorney General Chris Koster wants a federal judge to clarify a recent ruling that struck down a Missouri law exempting moral objectors from mandatory birth control insurance coverage.

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4:53 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Mo. House speaker urges birth control appeal

A bill requiring voter ID at the polls caused heated debate at the Missouri House of Representatives Monday.
File Photo KBIA

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones wants the attorney general to appeal a judge's ruling striking down the state's contraception insurance exemption for people with moral objections.

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8:03 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Koster plans task force on urban violence

Attorney General Chris Koster
Dan Verbeck KBIA

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster plans to create a new task force to focus on urban violence. The attorney general's office says the panel could start work in late spring with meetings in Kansas City and St. Louis.

Koster, a Democrat, won a second term this past November. During his re-election campaign, he said he was considering task forces to focus on urban crime and to evaluate the annual report on law enforcement traffic stops.

12:08 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Koster wants flag desecration law reinstated

File Photo KBIA

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate Missouri's law prohibiting desecration of the American flag, a law struck down by a federal judge last year.

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4:23 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Appeals court agrees with decision to throw out George Allen murder conviction

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A Missouri appeals court has refused to overturn an order that freed a St. Louis man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for the 1982 slaying of a St. Louis woman.

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8:54 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Nixon had $414,000 left over from campaign

File Photo KBIA

Governor Jay Nixon spent $15.5 million on his re-election campaign and still has hundreds of thousands of dollars left over.

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4:21 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Attorney general candidate Ed Martin lays out his to-do list [video]

Republican attorney general candidate Ed Martin

Missouri attorney general candidate Ed Martin recently joined us in studio for a conversation with KBIA’s Janet Saidi. Martin is the Republican nominee challenging current state Attorney General Chris Koster, the Democrat incumbent. The job description, as described by the Associated Press, includes: defending the state’s laws and policies in court, assisting county prosecutors, investigating consumer fraud cases and looking into violations of the state’s open meetings and records laws.

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