“If it was a book, you’d have to be 18 to buy it.”
State lawmakers representing Franklin County are stopping short of calling for Gov. Eric Greitens’ resignation, but do question his ability to lead.
After the release Wednesday of a "salacious" report highlighting allegations against Gov. Eric Greitens, two local lawmakers are stopping short of calling for a resignation.
A countywide one-half cent sales tax to fund renovations for the county jail and supplement law enforcement agencies was approved in the Tuesday election.
Despite three requests, the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has not answered inquiries from The Missourian about the budget cuts to its directors office and the state health lab removal from its control.
Universities and two-year colleges had reason to rejoice this past week after the state’s higher education budget was backed by legislators in Jefferson City.
Despite distractions from the ongoing investigation and pending invasion of privacy trial of Gov. Eric Greitens, lawmakers are doing their part to pass legislation and get it to the governor’s desk before the end of May.
The Missouri House budget committee voted to slash funding to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) because the agency has refused to release information it feels is important to public safety.
Staffers from Gov. Eric Greitens’ office have come to the aid of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) after threats of budget cuts for not releasing the results of Bourbon virus testing at Meramec State Park.
The extra care taken in formulating very specific ballot language for Franklin County’s Proposition P may help agencies avoid the same fate as neighboring St. Louis County.
With just five days passing since filing opened for county and state political offices, races are quickly forming for offices up and down the ticket.
After two terms in the Missouri House of Representatives, Kirk Mathews says he is stepping away from public life and will return to the “real” working world.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of privacy, alleging the Republican took a compromising photo of a woman during an extramarital affair the year before h…
Five state lawmakers attended the annual Washington Area Chamber of Commerce government forum Friday at the Four Rivers Area YMCA in Washington.
Missouri lawmakers know they must find a remedy to the state’s crumbling transportation infrastructure, but Gov. Eric Greitens says raising the gas tax is not the solution.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Thursday he is not in favor of raising the Missouri gas tax by 10 cents per gallon to increase funding for state transportation infrastructure and doesn’t want to see the question go before voters.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he has already answered questions about his recent affair, allegations about blackmail and the potential for law enforcement involvement.
A bombshell revelation of marital impropriety and alleged blackmail by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Wednesday has sent shock waves throughout the Missouri Legislature with lawmakers from both parties questioning his leadership.
After seven long months lawmakers will be back in Jefferson City and as the clock strikes noon Wednesday, the gavel will drop on the 2018 Missouri Legislative session.
More than 125 bills have already been filed for the 2018 Missouri legislative session set to begin Jan. 3, 2018.
Chiropractic Physician John Simmons is seeking election as a Republican to the 109th State Representative Legislative District to succeed Paul Curtman who is term limited.
Lifelong Franklin County resident, Kevin Juergens, 53, Washington, has announced his Republican candidacy to represent the 109th district in the Missouri House of Representatives.
Lucas Dieckhaus, Washington, has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination to serve the citizens of Missouri’s 109th House District as their next State Representative.
All five local state legislators have received high marks for their voting records by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce for the 2017 legislative session.
Three months after creating an exploratory committee for a U.S. Senate run against incumbent Claire McCaskill, State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Pacific, is calling it quits.
With two Republican challengers already announcing their candidacy, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill knows she has a big target on her back as the 2018 election cycle is already taking shape.
State Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, says he is ready to take his political career to the next level and has thrown his hat into the ring for Senate President Pro Tempore.
State Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, has joined other state and federal lawmakers in calling for the resignation of State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City.
State Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, says the recent buzz about former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander on a national level is undeserved.
A bill to create the Women’s Health and Clinic Safety Act, and to reform several abortion policies is progressing in Jefferson City.
As Missouri lawmakers are called back to Jefferson City for the second time in a month their patience with Gov. Eric Greitens may be wearing thin.
A special legislative session called by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens last week ended with seemingly positive results for the southeastern part of the state.
Only 114 bills were passed in the 2017 legislative session last year and now Gov. Eric Greitens has called a special session to address some of his key issues.
A bill to fund renovations to the Scottrade Center is moving closer to passage, despite St. Louis city voters rejecting the use of public funds to build a new sporting venue in April.
In their efforts to cut waste while at the same time generate new funding for transportation, Missouri House members voted to cut grants for field sobriety checkpoints from the state budget.
A bill which would allow residents to acquire federally compliant and accepted identification has made its way through the Missouri House and was passed to the Senate last week.
In a somewhat surprise appearance, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt attended the annual Lincoln Day banquet in Washington Friday night to thank Franklin County voters for putting him over the top in his recent re-election bid.