Senate compromises on tort reform following filibuster

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After a filibuster that nearly hit the 15-hour mark, the Missouri Senate agreed to a compromise on civil litigation reform,...

House gives omnibus abortion bill overwhelming approval

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Lawmakers spent more than two hours sharing their views on further terminating pregnancies before the House gave their approval to...

Farm Bureau legislative briefing previews future ag growth, legislator relationships

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Farm Bureau hosted hundreds of its members this week in the Capital City, wrapping up the annual legislative day...

Committee hears proposed changes to how colleges handle assault, sexual misconduct cases

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One lawmaker is looking to make sure that all complaints involving assault and sexual misconduct at universities are handled in...

Ameren unveils $5.3 billion grid upgrade plan spurred by changes to utility laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s largest electric provider has unveiled a plan to invest $5.3 billion in infrastructure upgrades, which they say lawmakers made possible...

Standing-room-only hearing discusses expanding charter schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missourians from across the state came to Jefferson City to share their stories, their experiences, and their recommendations on the...
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft speaks on cyber security before the November general election (ALISHA SHURR/THE MISSOURI TIMES.)

Ashcroft aims to reform the initiative petition process in a content-neutral way

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Following the last election cycle, talk of overhauling the process is drawing renewed interest. Less than 2 percent of initiative petitions...

State projects increase in general revenue collection for Fiscal Year 2020

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State budget experts and outside consultants are expecting general revenue collections to see an uptick for the next budget year. On...

Top officials reiterate agriculture as Missouri’s backbone

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd filled with farmers and ranchers from across the state, the Show-Me State’s 57th Governor connected...

New nonprofit forms to support bringing Hyperloop to Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A newly formed coalition is looking to help usher in a new age of transportation technology to the Show-Me State. Heartland...

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