Politics

 The Missouri Capitol Building is bathed in red,white and blue lights as the inaguration party for new Governor Eric Greitens is about to begin in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 9, 2017.
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February 22, 2019 - 9:06 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri judges could ignore mandatory minimum sentencing laws for some nonviolent offenders under a bill passed by the state House. House members on Thursday voted 140-17 to pass the bill . It now heads to the Senate, where Republican Majority Leader Caleb Rowden says...
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February 22, 2019 - 6:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr has been attorney general for just one week, but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel's findings to make public. The position catapults him from Justice...
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February 21, 2019 - 11:15 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) — Soon, you may no longer need a vehicle inspection in Missouri. Members of the Missouri House gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill ( HB451 ) that would end the requirement to get your vehicle inspected before you can get license plates or a new sticker every 1-2...
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Micahel Cohen
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February 20, 2019 - 12:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has agreed to postpone the start of ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's prison sentence by two months to May 6. New York Judge William Pauley signed off on the delay Wednesday after Cohen's lawyers said he needed more time to recover from shoulder surgery. They noted prosecutors...
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February 20, 2019 - 9:01 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The head of the Democratic Party in St. Louis is reacting to news that a Communist is running as a Democrat for the city's board of aldermen. The chairman of the Democratic Central Committee, Michael Butler, was asked about Tony Pecinovsky, of the Communist Party USA, running as...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker on October 1, 2018, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA)
February 19, 2019 - 12:09 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP/KMOX) — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has officially signed a bill to raise the state's minimum wage to $15-per-hour by 2025. BREAKING: With @GovPritzker 's signature, the $15 minimum wage is now law in Illinois! Congratulations to all the workers, union members, and advocates...
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Brian Kelly
February 19, 2019 - 9:46 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Some 400 red-t-shirt wearing mothers from across Missouri headed to Jefferson City Tuesday morning to lobby lawmakers for what they call 'common sense' gun laws. They'll be heading there in car pools from 16 locations, twice the number of last year. One of those locations was the...
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Missouri State Capitol
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February 19, 2019 - 8:56 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposal to expand a Missouri tax incentive program for businesses has passed the state House but is meeting pushback in the Senate. A bill ( HB 255 ) to allow the Department of Economic Development to dole out tax credits to businesses sooner passed the House 136-29 on...
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February 19, 2019 - 8:22 am
DENVER (AP) — America's suburbs are today's great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country's liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse. But it's not that simple. It turns out that these places in-between may be the most politically polarized...
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Michael Calhoun
February 19, 2019 - 7:27 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Would city and county residents be left with an "illegitimate" government, should Better Together get its way? That's the scenario UMSL public policy professor emeritus Terry Jones sees happening if the state approves a merger, but city and county residents vote against it. Jones...
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