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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 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.


The Missouri House voted overwhelmingly to ban monies obtained from selling MOHELA assets from going to early stem cell research. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports from Jefferson City.


Republican Governor Matt Blunt announced today that he's banning employees in his office from taking gifts, meals and trips from lobbyists. The new policy is not an outright ban...It includes a list of exemptions. As KSMU's Missy Shelton reports, the governor's office unveiled the new policy amid press reports of a federal investigation into driver's license fee office contracts.


The Missouri House approved legislation requiring voters to present photo identification at the polls. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


The conference committee has a compromise spending plan for the proceeds from the proposed sale of MOHELA assets. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


A new state audit shows the state doesn't follow its own policies for monitoring offenders who are on probation and parole. The audit looked at cases from Springfield, St Louis, Kansas City, Moberly, and Cape Girardeau. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


Lawmakers sent their version of the state's 20 point 8 billion dollar operating budget to the governor today (Wednesday). KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


The Missouri House and Senate on Tuesday approved most of the state's operating budget, sending it on to the governor. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


Lawmakers nearly finished their work Tuesday on the state's $20.8 billion operating budget. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.