The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would expand tax breaks for auto parts manufacturers. Ford and General Motors already have access to the incentives.
The Missouri Legislature has given final approval to a bill that authorizes an additional $131 million of expenditures in the current budget.
The Missouri Senate passed a $24 billion state budget early Wednesday morning, following several hours of debate and closed-door negotiations. The Senate reversed the House’s gutting of a pension program for the blind.
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Fulton High School is changing its scheduling system in an effort to raise graduation rates. The school says the key lies in increased student-teacher face time.
Columbia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Monday for Charter Communications. The company already operates communication servers in North Columbia, but they’re ready to expand.
The state budget for next year is being blocked in the Missouri Senate by a group of fiscally conservative Republicans.
Republican leaders in the Missouri House are backing legislation that would limit the discussion of people's sexual orientation in public schools.
Missouri lawmakers are considering changes to state licensing fees for dog breeders and animal shelters.
St. Louis police and federal officials are looking for a man who threw an explosive device at a federal building in downtown St. Louis.
Warm temperatures this winter and spring have the Missouri Department of Transportation painting and repairing the roads it was plowing all winter last year.
Mrs. Brenda Umstattd has resigned as Circuit Clerk of Cole County after a state audit report was released on Wednesday.
The Missouri Department of Transportation wants public input on a $1.3 billion plan for improving and expanding rail service across the state.