The person who runs elections in a southwest Missouri county traveled to the Capitol to testify before the House Elections Committee in favor of a photo ID bill Tuesday. Steven Anthony has more from Jefferson City.
Taney County clerk Donna Neeley said throughout her experience as the county's clerk, she's seen voter fraud first-hand.
"I do know that fraud exists. I have stopped people from voting in my county trying to use old photo ID cards when I knew that they had moved to Greene County," she said.
Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 10:51 pm
A former basketball player himself, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon used the sport Wednesday to illustrate ways that the state can advance racial healing as it seeks to get beyond the months of protests prompted by last summer’s police shooting in Ferguson.
In Wednesday’s State of the State address, the governor recounted how Highway Patrol officers assigned to keep order pooled some of their own money to pay for a basketball net and new basketball. That generosity, Nixon said, later led to a pickup basketball game.
Gov. Jay Nixon speaks during last year's State of the State address. The governor's speech comes amid heightened scrutiny of his actions during the Ferguson unrest and unprecedented GOP majorities in the Missouri General Assembly.
Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 8:26 pm
When Gov. Jay Nixon steps in front of the lectern for his seventh State of the State speech, he’ll be speaking arguably at the lowest point of his power over the Missouri General Assembly.
Any bit of his agenda that arouses even a hint of controversy can be slapped away by the huge Republican majorities in the House and Senate. And even some Democrats are upset over the way he handled the unrest in Ferguson. He has, in essence, entered the twilight of his governorship.