Politics

March 29, 2019 - 3:51 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KYKY) — With the help of four elementary students and a state rep, Ski soda might just become the official state soda of Illinois. This week, kids from Germantown Elementary School visited State Rep. Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) and went before the House State Government...
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March 28, 2019 - 4:00 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri senators on Thursday passed legislation to make it harder to impeach top officials, less than a year after former Gov. Eric Greitens resigned in the face of potential impeachment. The proposal, sent to the House on a 25-8 vote, would limit criteria for...
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March 28, 2019 - 2:12 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson says it's her job to work with the St. Louis County Executive, no matter who that is. Krewson addressed the potential federal investigation into County Executive Steve Stenger's office , which came into focus earlier this week after Stenger's...
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March 28, 2019 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (KMOX) — Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle introduced a bill Thursday that would make Puerto Rico the 51st state. With support from Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.) presented the bill that would automatically make the island part of the union within 90 days...
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March 27, 2019 - 2:37 pm
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) - Embattled St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger says taxpayers won't be asked to pay for his defense lawyer dealing with the federal probe his office is facing. Stenger spoke to KMOX after appearing in public Wednesday morning, making his first comments since a federal...
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March 26, 2019 - 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House fell short Tuesday in its effort to override President Donald Trump's first veto, handing him a victory in his drive to spend billions more for constructing barriers along the Southwest border than Congress has approved. Lawmakers voted 248-181 in...
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March 26, 2019 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is so far declining to stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. The ban took effect Tuesday. The administration is in the unusual position of arguing against gun...
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March 26, 2019 - 8:31 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri House lawmakers have passed legislation to allow public schools to offer elective social studies classes on the Bible. The Republican-led House voted 95-52 to pass the bill Monday. Some critics argued that public K-12 schools can already teach about the Bible and...
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March 25, 2019 - 1:39 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Department of Revenue on Monday began offering Real ID-compliant driver's licenses and non-driver identification, which will be required under federal law to board planes and enter some federally controlled buildings starting next year. Here are details about...
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