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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 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.

Tonight in the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill, two Missouri lawmakers will cast their votes on the Senate bill designed to save Wall Street from a financial meltdown. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports.

Governor Matt Blunt is overseas today in Kosovo to meet with Missouri troops stationed at the Kosovo Force Headquarters. KSMU's Jennifer Moore has details.

Missouri's judges have received a generally good rating from review panels appointed by The Missouri Bar. Each election, the lawyers association makes recommendations on whether voters should retain the appellate and urban judges who were appointed to the bench. KSMU's Jennifer Moore reports.

On September 8th, a Transportation Summit in Springfield will give the public a chance to tell Missouri lawmakers and officials from the state Department of Transportation how they feel about transportation funding. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court--for the first time ever--ruled that individual Americans have a right to own guns for personal use. KSMU's Jennifer Moore talked with locals to get their reactions to this historical decision.

Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, acting as governor today, signed a bill creating the Missouri Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders. KSMU's Jennifer Moore reports.