State and Regional News
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Humanitarian Award to honor a southwest Missouri resident for service that contributes to the betterment of his or her community.
Missouri Supreme Court strikes down state's cap on punitive damages
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's statutory cap on some punitive damages was struck down Tuesday when the state Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional, saying it violates the right to a trial by jury.
Following successful effort to defeat special interest tax breaks, Gov. Nixon releases more than $140 million for education
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a successful effort to defeat a package of special interest tax breaks, Gov. Jay Nixon today announced the release of $143.6 million for local school districts and higher education institutions. In addition, local schools will be spared an additional $93 million cut to their Proposition C sales tax revenues that would have resulted from these tax breaks becoming law.
Legislators pass new gun laws
JEFFERSON CITY - Prospective gun owners in Missouri will be able to apply for conceal-and-carry permits at an earlier age, after a bill was passed in both the House and Senate. The bill lowers the age to apply for a conceal-and-carry permit from 21 to 19. It also prohibits cities from banning open carry laws and allows teachers and school administrators acting as school protection officers to carry firearms.
Missouri House overturns all considered budget vetoes
JEFFERSON CITY -In a show of bipartisan lawmaking, the Missouri House overturned every budget veto it considered during Wednesday's veto session. Budget items approved by both houses would provide more than $51 million in state funding to a variety of programs.