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The Missouri House has passed two pieces of legislation that would usher in photo ID requirements for voters.
The House gave final approval to the bill that would prohibit insurance companies from charging patients significantly more for oral cancer drugs than traditional intravenous treatments.
A state funding increase for public schools would be partly contingent upon a strong economy under a new spending plan outlined Wednesday by the top budget writer in the Missouri House.
College might not be for everybody, says Timothy M. Wolfe, president of the four-campus University of Missouri System.
The revised legislation put forth by Republican Sen. Will Kraus stems from negotiations with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.
<![CDATA[JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced a trade agreement Wednesday with the Canadian province of Quebec that he said is worth $3.2 billion. Speaking to reporters over the phone in Toronto, Nixon lauded the deal as another step to increase with the state's largest export partner. "This was a very promising start to what continues to be a very productive mission," Nixon said. "Selling more Missouri goods abroad creates more Missouri jobs back home." The Democratic governor said the deal would boost Missouri exports in aerospace, agriculture and manufacturing to Quebec by 15 percent over the next few years. Nixon left for his trip Monday and has visited Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto to meet with Canadian government and business leaders. On Wednesday, he met with Canadian foreign minister John Baird in Ottawa. He is scheduled to return to Missouri on Thursday, but said he plans to meet with to head of Ontario's provincial government during the remainder of his trip. Canada purchased nearly $4 billion in Missouri products last year, including transportation equipment, chemicals, machines and food. Nixon's departure was delayed because of this weekend's winter storm. The governor joked that he was looking forward to warmer weather as "spring is not even close to here in Canada." His travel costs are being paid for by the Hawthorn Foundation, a nonprofit organization that frequently finances gubernatorial trade missions. Nixon was joined on his trip by Economic Development Director Mike Downing and Department of Agriculture head Richard Fordyce.
Bad news just keeps coming for opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed pipeline would bring millions of gallons of Canadian tar sands oil south to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
A field of candidates, including some current and former elected officials, filed to run in the August primary for open positions at the Christian County courthouse.
Missouri lawmakers have given initial approval to a mid-year budget plan that addresses funding shortfalls for schools and social services.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is supporting the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining other Midwestern governors who are urging President Barack Obama to approve its construction.
During the past few years, more than 150,000 donations have poured into the political campaigns of Missouri candidate and ballot measure committees.
At Gov. Jay Nixon's direction, the State Emergency Operations Center continues to operate 24-hour operations in response to an ongoing winter storm that continues to bring snow, sleet, freezing rain, high winds and dangerously low temperatures to much of Missouri and that has the potential to create significant power outages.
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Commission is accepting applications for the office of Associate Circuit Judge, Division 4 of the Sixth Judicial Circuit , to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of James W. Van Amburg, to the office of circuit judge.
Missouri motorists could be able to buy a higher blend of ethanol gasoline as early as this summer because of a new policy pushed by Gov. Jay Nixon over the unsuccessful objections of some lawmakers.