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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.

This is the last week of the legislative session in Missouri and we're bringing you the perspectives of two senior House members who are ending their legislative careers because of term limits. On Wednesday, you heard from a Republican. Today, KSMU's Missy Shelton talks with Democratic Representative Barbara Fraser of St Louis County.


Missouri lawmakers approved legislation Wednesday to block Wal-Mart from opening branch banks in the state. Missy Shelton of member station KSMU reports.


Missouri lawmakers end their legislative session Friday. KSMU's Missy Shelton is in Jefferson City with the latest.


This is the last week of the regular legislative session in Missouri and we're bringing you the perspectives of two senior House members who are ending their legislative careers because of term limits...On Wednesday, you heard from a Republican...Today, KSMU's Missy Shelton talks with Democratic Representative Barbara Fraser of St Louis County.


Former U-S Attorney General and Springfield native John Ashcroft was in Jefferson City today for a ceremony that adds his name and image to the Hall of Famous Missourians. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


This is the last week of the regular session for Missouri lawmakers. We're bringing you the perspectives of two Representatives who are leaving the legislature because of term limits...Tomorrow, we'll have comments from a democrat...This afternoon, KSMU's Missy Shelton continues her conversation with Republican Representative Mark Wright of Springfield.


Senate Republicans and Democrats clash over requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification at the polls. Republicans say they'll force a vote on the issue today. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports from Jefferson City.


Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor legislation that sets up a virtual school program that would be open to all students. Right now, some universities, including Missouri State University have virtual school programs but districts must pay a fee for students who take virtual courses. Under the bill, the state would pay for students who enroll either full-time or part-time in the statewide virtual school. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


This is the last week of the regular legislative session in Missouri and we'll bring you the perspectives of two senior House members who are ending their legislative careers because of term limits...We'll have the perspectives of a democrat and a republican. To begin our series, KSMU's Missy Shelton talks with Republican Representative Mark Wright of Springfield.