michael butler

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A Missouri lawmaker said he's pleased that a colleague dropped a restraining order against him, but said the man was trying to hurt his reputation.

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Two Missouri lawmakers have switched seats in the House chamber after one filed a restraining order against the other because he says they got in a fistfight.

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A Missouri lawmaker says a colleague upset over a right-to-work bill took a swing at him in an alley outside a Jefferson City restaurant and the two ended up in a fistfight.

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  The Missouri House has passed a supplemental budget for the current fiscal year.  It includes five million dollars for the unaccredited Normandy School District in St. Louis County, which would go broke before the end of the current school year without the money.  

The opportunity was too good to pass up. 

When Boeing decided to move production of its 777X passenger plane out of Seattle, states across the country were eager to offer their services. Missouri's political and business leaders were no exception.  They simply couldn't miss out on the chance to cement thousands of high-paying jobs for decades to come.