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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.

Efforts to repeal the so-called village law ran into a roadblock in the senate where a candidate for attorney general helped block it from coming to a vote. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports from Jefferson City.

With just slightly more than 24 hours left in the legislative session, Missouri lawmakers are embracing a handful of issues, including a proposal to apply the death penalty to child rapists. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Governor Matt Blunt was in Springfield today to sign legislation that provides an alternative certification plan for engineers and scientists who want to teach in public schools. But critics say the program doesn't provide enough training. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


Missouri lawmakers have three weeks left in their regular session. KSMU's Missy Shelton sat down with the House leadership and asked them to reflect on what lawmakers have accomplished and what's left to do.


The Missouri House this week gave final approval to tougher abortion restrictions, sending the measure to the senate. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports from Jefferson City.


In the next week, the Missouri House will debate the state's budget. The latest budget proposal includes no funding for a new program called Prepare to Care. The program would give additional money to colleges and universities to train healthcare workers. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


A new audit urges Governor Matt Blunt to reimburse the state for the times he's used state vehicles for personal and political purposes. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports from Jefferson City.


The Missouri Senate voted Wednesday to repeal limits on campaign contributions for themselves and other politicians running for office. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports from Jefferson City.


In Tuesday's primary, candidates are seeking to win delegates which will represent them at the two parties' national conventions later this year. But Missouri's distribution of those delegates differs between the two main parties. KSMU's Jennifer Moore explains.