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.
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.
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.
During a press conference in Springfield today, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt said no one other than reporters has asked him whether his office deleted emails that should have been saved under the state's sunshine law. Missy Shelton reports.
Governor Matt Blunt was in Springfield today to talk about the new Insure Missouri plan to provide health coverage to low income families and individuals who are employed. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
Election year politics was one of the major themes to emerge from the governor's State of the State Address and from the response from democrats. But the other big news Tuesday came from the governor's budget proposal. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
A Missouri lawmaker has filed legislation that would require breath tests in the cars of people convicted of their first drunk driving offense. House Transportation Committee chairman Neil St. Onge is sponsoring the bill. He says it will be a priority for his committee when session begins in January. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
Armed with graphs showing the increased cost of building roads, House Speaker Rod Jetton is traveling the state this month to talk about highway funding. He was at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce this morning...KSMU's Missy Shelton was there and files this report.
A group of Democratic House members were in Springfield today to announce a new healthcare proposal. Their main goal is to restore healthcare to those who lost it in 2005. That's when the Republican-controlled General Assembly passed changes to Medicaid that resulted in more than 100 thousand people losing healthcare. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
The role of the judiciary, activist judges and the future of the Missouri non-partisan court plan were the focus of a panel discussion in Springfield Thursday that brought together four individuals representing a range of views on these issues. KSMU's Missy Shelton was at the discussion and files this report.
Gov. Matt Blunt visited High Point Elementary School in Nixa Monday to announce that it is one of 100 schools in Missouri that will be receiving funding for a new technology classroom. KSMU's Greg Leuthen reports.