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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.

Money Fan

Secretary of State Jason Kander has issued an alert to investors, warning them to be wary of fraudulent schemes. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.


KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson stopped by a coffeeshop Friday morning on the downtown West Plains square and has this reaction to the US Senate rejection of tighter background checks of gun buyers.

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it’s trying to more accurately reflect the diverse population it serves. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson spoke with a recruiter and has this report.

IV Bags

A new study by the Missouri Hospital Association says Missouri families and businesses would face a “hidden health care tax” that would top one billion dollars if state lawmakers don’t expand Missouri’s Medicaid program under the new federal health care law.  AS KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, Governor Jay Nixon was in Springfield Wednesday to highlight that report.

Katy Trail State Park

It’s time for many young people to start thinking about summer jobs again, and the state of Missouri needs workers for its State Parks Youth Corps. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.


Hospitals across Missouri, especially those that serve high-poverty areas, are anxiously waiting to see whether state lawmakers will expand the state’s Medicaid program. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, many hospitals will be directly affected by that decision.

Tom Clements

A former prison official with a three-decade career in Missouri was shot and killed at his home in Colorado Tuesday night. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.

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 State Auditor Tom Schweich has released the closeout audit of former Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan’s office.  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.

White House

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri has sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him for more details on the president’s decision to stop self-guided White House tours as a result of the sequestration budget cuts. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.