Newest perfected tort reform bill: punitive damages

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In what was the latest in a slew of tort reform measures, the Missouri House gave approval to a bill...

Senate passes FRA reauthorization following lengthy debates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After some back-and-forth over the past few weeks, the Senate eventually passed legislation reauthorizing the state’s federal reimbursement allowance (FRA)...

Schupp pushes for mandatory suicide prevention training for primary care physicians

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — To combat the high rate of suicides in Missouri, Sen. Jill Schupp wants to ensure more general care doctors are...

Bill would remove death penalty option for mentally ill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One Republican lawmaker wants to take the death penalty off the table for those suffering from a mental illness at the...

House moves to walk back Clean Missouri redistricting changes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Legislation walking back voter-approved redistricting alterations gained initial approval from the Missouri House. The Republican-led effort was criticized as a...

Senate gives nod to bill adding certain nonviolent offenses to potential expungement list

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Senate advanced legislation Thursday morning adding certain nonviolent offenses to the list of possible crimes that could be expunged from...

Appeals court rules convicted man not on hook for $18K jail bill

A convicted Missouri man is not on the hook for an $18,000 jail bill Montgomery County attempted to impose on him after his criminal...

Massive criminal justice reform bill clears another hurdle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A sweeping criminal justice reform bill made it over another hurdle Tuesday morning as it passed out of the House...

Inside the Senate’s FRA reauthorization battle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As it came time to reauthorize the state’s federal reimbursement allowance (FRA) program last week, the process ran into a...

Senate committee hears pair of bills modifying death penalty guidelines

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two bills that would further curtail just when the death penalty could be handed down were considered before a Senate...

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