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State senate defeats Medicaid expansion

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Republican senators resoundingly rejected a plan Wednesday to expand Medicaid coverage to several hundred thousand lower-income adults as they began debate…

Panel OKs proposal over Nixon’s budget power

By CHRIS BLANK (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri lawmakers moved forward Tuesday with a constitutional amendment that would allow the Legislature to block spending cuts enacted by the governor.…

Mo. House mulls one-cent transportation tax

By JORDAN SHAPIRO (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s top transportation official warned a House committee Tuesday that the failure to pass a penny increase in the state’s sales tax…

Southwest jet gets stuck in snow at KCI

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet arriving from Denver got stuck in a snow bank at Kansas City International Airport. Airline officials say the Boeing 737, with…

States look to rein in government surveillance

By NIGEL DUARA (PORTLAND, Ore., AP) — Angry over revelations of National Security Agency surveillance and frustrated with what they consider outdated digital privacy laws, state lawmakers around the nation…

Mo. court revives light rail initiative in KC

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has revived a potential initiative for a light rail system in Kansas City. The court ruled Tuesday that the proposed transportation…

Panel mulls proposal over Nixon’s budget power

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri House committee is considering legislation to curb the governor’s budget power. A constitutional amendment proposed by House Republican Todd Richardson would let the…

Gov. Nixon announces increased propane subsidy

By JORDAN SHAPIRO (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday his plan to put $15 million toward helping low-income Missourians cope with rising propane prices. The Democratic…

Car accident leaves one dead near Knob Noster

By STEVE GANEY (KNOB NOSTER, Mo., digitalBURG) — A 20-year old woman was killed on Friday after losing control of her vehicle along Highway 23 north of Knob Noster. The…

Chiefs CEO says KC could pull off Super Bowl

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, AP) — Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt believes Kansas City could pull off hosting a Super Bowl after the NFL decided to bring its marquee game…