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Capitol News

Welcome to the Missouri State Capitol News Bureau page! KSMU's Missy Shelton brings you the latest from Jefferson City. Visit our Capitol News Bureau where you'll find in-depth reports as well as links to helpful information about state government. And tune in to Jeff City Journal Fridays at 7PM and Sundays at 12:30PM on Ozarks Public Televsion. Each week during the session, Missy Shelton talks with elected officials about important legislative issues.

Governor Jay Nixon was in southwest Missouri Friday to talk about the details on his Show Me JOBS plan. The plan is engineered to create jobs and strengthen small businesses in Missouri. From Joplin, KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports.

With his hand on an old family Bible dating back to the 1700s, 52-year-old Jeremiah Wilson “Jay” Nixon took the oath of office to become Missouri’s 55th governor just before noon Monday. KMSU's Jennifer Moore reports.

One day after surprising his constituents and his own party with the news that he would not seek another term, U.S. Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond toured the state Friday to give thanks to those who sent him to Jefferson City and Washington, D.C. KSMU's Jennifer Moore reports.

In a surprise announcement in Jefferson City Thursday, U.S. Senator Kit Bond declared he will not seek re-election in 2010. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports.

For the first time Wednesday, Missourians will be able to see and hear their elected lawmakers start a new legislative session via the internet. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports.

A state representative from southwest Missouri aims to repeal an old bill that addresses the sale of a food found in virtually every American household. KSMU's Jennifer Moore reports.

Although the Missouri House of Representatives doesn’t begin its next session until January 7, this week, representatives are beginning a process known as pre-filing. Sara Lampe, representative for the 138th district, filed 11 bills for the upcoming legislative session, many of them pertaining to education. KSMU’s Brett Moser reports.

Governor Matt Blunt of Missouri and Governor Mike Beebe of Arkansas signed a historic, bi-state water agreement on Monday to help protect and preserve the waters that flow between the two states. KSMU’s Alvin Chen reports.

Governor Blunt will interview the three candidates for Missouri's Supreme Court Tuesday. KSMU's Alvin Chen reports.