Featured After 20 hours, Senate hits brakes on asbestos litigation in tort reform compromiseIt took nearly 20 hours before the Missouri Senate finally reached a compromise on controversial tort reform legislation. Rights for sexual assault victims: GOP senator champions bill to add protections in lawMissouri could establish a litany of protections, including the right to a counselor, in law for victims of sexual violence this year. Inside the Senate’s fight to change the asbestos claims processChanges to how asbestos claims are handled isn’t a new topic for the General Assembly, but it’s one that hit the floor early this year. MEC fines Greitens $178K; former governor says he’s ‘exonerated’Former Gov. Eric Greitens has agreed to pay $38,000 as part of a settlement with the MEC. Regulators had initially levied more than $178,000 in fines for campaign finance violations. Senate’s punitive damages bill doesn’t move … for nowA massive bill that would “fundamentally change” how punitive damage cases are assessed in Missouri stalled in the Senate after a nearly four-hour debate. Clean Missouri tweaks pass out of Senate despite lone Republican dissentingGOP-backed legislation aimed at changing Clean Missouri passed out of the Senate Monday evening, despite a lone Republican voting against the resolution.