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.
The state of Missouri missed the deadline for submitting its list of Impaired Waterways to the federal government. The Sierra Club is asking the federal government to step in. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
During a visit to Springfield this week, House Majority Leader Roy Blunt discussed the grand jury investigation into who leaked the name of a CIA operative whose husband had been critical of the Bush Administration. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
By a vote of 115 to 35, Missouri lawmakers sent the governor an anti-abortion bill that was the center piece of the special session. Planned Parenthood officials are promising to file a lawsuit challenging the measure. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports on the debate in the House.
By a vote of 8 to 2, a House committee approved tougher restrictions on abortion providers. The senate approved this bill last week after about 10 hours of debate. Taking center stage at the House committee hearing was the part of the bill that allows parents to sue anyone who helps their minor daughter get an abortion.
Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say the govenor should not add a proposed gas tax holiday to the list of bills lawmakers will consider during special session House Democrats unveiled the proposed tax break this week. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
Missouri's Governor Matt Blunt held a press conference to discuss re-organization of the Department of Natural Resources, or DNR. KSMU's Missy Shelton recently caught up with DNR director Doyle Childers, a former state senator from Southwest Missouri to talk about the changes in the department. She files this report.
Staff and volunteers with Planned Parenthood presented Governor Matt Blunt's chief of staff with seven thousand postcards that urge the governor to reconsider his decision to call a special session. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
The woman that Missouri Governor Matt Blunt has chosen to chair the Missouri Women's Council is the same person who led the campaign last summer in support of a constitutional ban on gay marriage. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.