8:55 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Missouri GOP hopefuls barnstorm across Show-Me State in a bus

The GOP campaign bus parked outside the party's Jefferson City campaign office.
Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

Most of the Republican nominees for statewide offices in Missouri are touring the state together in a bus Tuesday and Wednesday.

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8:27 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Mo. Republicans shut down debate in state Senate

Some Mo. Republicans have blocked debate on a number of pieces of legislation.

The Missouri Senate has been shut down by one Senator over which version of legislation for veterans’ homes will be adopted.  Republican Jason Crowell and several allies tied up the Senate for nearly 12 hours Monday and are provoking a showdown with Senate leaders.

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8:58 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Legislative leaders wrangle over bills with Nixon

Missouri legislators and Gov. jay Nixon are searching for common ground on two workplace reform bills.

Republican leaders in the Missouri House say they’ve been negotiating with Democratic Governor Jay Nixon over the two bills he vetoed in March.

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Talking Politics
1:52 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Talking Politics for March 20, 2012

Infighting in Jefferson City led to the complicated three-part caucus system in Missouri.

This week on Talking Politics: a MU political science professor explains to us Missouri's convoluted GOP caucus system.

9:08 am
Tue March 20, 2012

House Democrats push new Missouri ethics bill

A new ethics bill in the Missouri House places new rules on campaign contributions.

House Democrats are backing legislation they say would toughen Missouri’s ethics standards.  As Marshall Griffin tells us from Jefferson City, the bill would restore many provisions recently struck down by the State Supreme Court.

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AM Newscasts
8:52 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Newscast for March 20, 2012

A group continued protest against a bust of Rush Limbaugh in the Missouri Capitol Monday.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri Democrats push ethics bill
  • Missourians can now apply for state money to grow specialty crops
  • The fight over a bust of conservative talk show host in Missouri Capitol continues
Election 2012
5:18 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Romney in Kirkwood: Obama to blame for high gas prices

Originally published on Tue March 13, 2012 1:40 pm

Updated at 5:04 p.m. with additional information from the event.

Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney rallied for support at a park in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood Tuesday.

Republican caucuses are underway in Missouri, as the process to select a presidential nominee continues, but  the party's front-runner ignored his Republican rivals. Instead, he attacked President Barak Obama, blaming him for a high gasoline prices.

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5:22 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Kinder Seeks Re-election

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (KBIA file photo)
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Peter Kinder has decided not to seek the Republican nomination for Missouri governor, and will instead run for a third term as Lt. Governor. 

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6:11 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Tilley Drops Out of 2012 Lt. Governor's Race

Steven Tilley has dropped out of the race for Missouri Lt. Governor, catching his fellow Republicans by surprise.

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