Claire McCaskill

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., says a staff survey of 440 colleges and universities regarding campus sexual assaults has found that 41 percent of those responding “have not conducted a single investigation in five years” despite allegations by possible victims.

That finding is disturbing, McCaskill told reporters Wednesday because it means those colleges "are saying there are zero instances of sexual assault, which is hard to believe."

Missourians will vote Aug. 5 on a 0.75 percent sales tax increase for transportation projects. The proposal — commonly known as the transportation tax — would generate billions of dollars over the next decade to fix roads, repair bridges and improve mass transit. 

The stakes are high. Supporters say Missouri needs more money for its aging transportation infrastructure. With gas tax revenue dwindling and federal funding uncertain, some policymakers see the sales tax as a guaranteed way to fund transportation needs.

One in five women is sexually assaulted during college, according to the new White House report "Not Alone.” The report tackles the issue of campus sexual assaults, and it gives guidelines for universities to implement to avoid such attacks. As KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, one of Missouri's senators is devoting a lot of attention to this problem.

Senator Claire McCaskill's bill aimed at curbing sexual assault in the military got a green light from Senators this week.  KSMU's Theresa Bettmann has details.

The measure would strengthen reforms that were in last year's annual defense bill, like preventing commanders from overturning jury convictions, giving victims their own independent lawyers, and making it a crime to retaliate against a victim who reported sexual assault. 

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she’s signed up for health insurance offered to Missourians under the Affordable Care Act. KSMU's Scott Harvey has more.

In a video posted to the Senators’ YouTube page, McCaskill is seen reading over information through healthcare.gov before selecting a policy.

“This plan will cost $552.60 a month; my deductible will be $1,750 and my out-of-pocket maximum will be $5,000,” McCaskill said.

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