The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would require drug testing for some welfare recipients.
The bill would require work-eligible recipients and applicants of the state's Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program to pass drug tests in order to receive assistance.
A Missouri Senate committee has approved legislation that bars all drivers from texting while driving.
Currently, only drivers 21 years old and younger are prohibited from sending cell phone text messages while driving.
But what's the problem with that system according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol?
It's hard to tell how old a driver is if an officer sees them texting.
A series of public hearings began today for legislation that would repeal, amend, and place exemptions on Proposition B.
Missouri voters narrowly approved the measure in November.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is taking steps he hopes will improve water quality at the Lake of the Ozarks, one of Missouri’s most popular tourist destinations.
The recent move of Missouri House of Representatives members to vote in favor of continuing to allow smoking in their Capitol building offices has drawn some criticism - in the form of a formal complaint.
Rossie Judd of Fenton, Mo. has filed an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint against the policy, saying in her complaint that it denies her "meaningful access to the House of Representatives" as a result.
The Missouri House is expected to debate legislation this week that would require drug testing for some welfare recipients in Missouri.
The bill would target applicants and recipients of the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) who are classified as work-eligible.
Republican and Democratic House members gathered today to unveil several proposals they say will improve K-12 education in Missouri.
The idea getting the most attention is school choice - allowing students from failing school districts to transfer to better-performing schools statewide.
An attorney who successfully challenged Missouri's photo ID law for voters in 2006 plans a new legal argument if the requirement is revived.
Governor Jay Nixon spent a few minutes with reporters in Jefferson City today, answering questions about education and other topics.
At least one labor union that represents state workers in Missouri is lashing out at Governor Jay Nixon's plan to eliminate more than 860 state jobs.
Nixon made that announcement during Wednesday's State of the State Address.
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