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Newspaper Story - Despite the state's tight budget, Gov. Bob Holden gave the Missouri Department of Health a small chunk of money to hire eight new people to investigate bio-terrorism and disease reports around the state.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's legislative special session will begin today under a legal cloud with the leader of the state Senate questioning whether any bills out of the state House will pass constitutional muster.
Newspaper Story - Tensions rise in the State Senate as the session nears its end and the Republicans finish their first session as the majority party.
Newspaper Story - Columbia's Congressman Kenny Hulshof would get Missouri's statehouse under a redistricting plan unveiled Thursday by the Senate Redistricting Committee Chairman.
Newspaper Story - Following the release of a congressional district map of the St. Louis area negotiated by U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt and Rep. William "Lacy" Clay earlier this week, a freshman Republican senator offered his own alternative.
Newspaper Story - State Rep. Jon Dolan, R-Lake St. Louis, suggested extending U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt's district farther north and west and adding Cole County to the 9th district in a sparsely attended public hearing Wednesday night.
Newspaper Story - A bitter dispute emerged late Thursday when the top Senate Republican accused Gov. Bob Holden of offering a seat on the redistricting commission in return for GOP support of a $747 million transportation plan.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden came from a little town in southern Missouri -- a place that still effects his role as governor today.
Newspaper Story - An atheist in Christian County prompted a Columbia legislator to propose eliminating the "so help me God" clause from an oath taxpayers in poor counties must sign on their personal property tax forms.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Supreme Court handed the state a major victory Thursday by ruling that the state did not have to refund $244 million to taxpayers.
Newspaper Story - Missourians will have a chance to design the state's commemorative quarter as part of a contest announced Thursday by Lori Hauser Holden, wife of Gov. Bob Holden.
Newspaper Story - After almost two months in office, Gov. Bob Holden still owes an estimated $320,000 for his January inauguration -- the most expensive in Missouri history.
Newspaper Story - Political debate took a strange turn in Missouri's statehouse Thursday. Democrats blamed Republicans for Democrats not supporting the Democratic governor.
Newspaper Story - Passion is a word many who know him use to describe the Missouri Senate's new top leader -- and an emerging figure in the state Republican party.
Newspaper Story - Citing his frustration with Republican leaders, state Sen. Jim Mathewson, D-Sedalia, resigned Tuesday from the Senate Transportation Committee.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden signed an executive order Friday to hold Missouri's portion of money from the national tobacco settlement in a trust fund for health care initiatives.
Newspaper Story - Despite a call for bipartisanship, Missouri's new Democratic governor found one of his key proposals declared "DOA" by a top GOP leader.
Newspaper Story - Republicans took control of the Missouri Senate for the first time in more than 50 years after special elections held Wednesday.
Newspaper Story - In an angry and bitter Senate debate Tuesday, Missouri state senators delayed action on a resolution that would have rejected a raise for themselves.
Newspaper Story - In three distant areas of Missouri, a handful of voters will cast votes that could mark an historic era for MIssouri. Three special elections Wednesday for the state Senate effectively will decide the balance of power in the almost evenly-split upper chamber.
Newspaper Story - A political campaign in northern Missouri that could decide control of the state's Senate has racked up a price tag of more than $600,000.
Newspaper Story - Democratic Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell has taken on the role of peacekeeper between Republicans and Democrats as the leaders of both parties continue to negotiate an agreement to share control of the virtually tied state Senate.
Newspaper Story - State Senate Republican leaders have proposed a full Senate meeting to discuss an agreement to share control of the Senate with the Democrats during the next legislative session.
Newspaper Story - A rural southwest Missourian, relatively unknown to Columbia, has beaten Columbia's senior House member for one of the most powerful positions in state government.
Newspaper Story - Democrat Bob Holden won the keys to the governor's mansion early Wednesday morning in one of the closest races in the country.
Newspaper Story - Three Democrats are now vying for the Speaker of the House seat and with one day left in the race, the winner is far from clear-cut.
Newspaper Story - Jean Carnahan unveiled her first television commercial Thursday asking voters to cast their ballots for her late husband, Gov. Mel Carnahan, to keep his legacy alive.
Newspaper Story - One day after Jean Carnahan's dramatic announcement, campaign aides for the Democratic campaign for the U.S. Senate say they still are unsure how to proceed in the last week of the campaign.
Newspaper Story - Profiles on the candidates for Missouri state treasurer
Newspaper Story - More than 560 self-described Missourians have offered to sell their November presidential vote to the highest bidder -- using a foreign-based WWW service that seeks to skirt laws making vote-selling illegal.
Newspaper Story - Republicans decried as illegal and unfair Gov. Roger Wilson's announcement that he would appoint Jean Carnahan to the U.S. Senate.
Newspaper Story - Although Missouri's first lady has never held government office, Jean Carnahan is no stranger to political leadership.
Newspaper Story - Thousands of Missourians braved long lines and unusual heat to briefly walk by Gov. Mel Carnahan's flag-draped casket.
Newspaper Story - A memorial service will be held Friday for Gov. Mel Carnahan at a capitol where he spent almost two decades of his adult life.
Newspaper Story - The terrain where Mel Carnahan's plane crashed is some of the roughest in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Democratic candidate for state treasurer Nancy Farmer posted a stalker alert on her webpage, claiming that her opponent has been videotaping her going to and from campaign events.
Newspaper Story - Missouri parents would have more investment options for their childrens' college education under plans being developed by Missouri's state treasurer as well as candidates for the job.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's anti-abortion laws will restrict access to the federally-approved abortion pill RU 486 according to key players in the state's abortion-rights debate.
Newspaper Story - Four third-party candidates are in the race for the state treasuer's office--a position that has placed several state politicians into the big leagues.
Newspaper Story - The campaign managers for two people seeking to be Missouri's next state treasurer both describe themselves as idealists who are fiercely committed to their candidates.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Senate debated but declined to vote Thursday on a resolution urging the Gaming Commission to force seven Station Casinos executives to testify about bonuses paid to the company's lawyer.
Newspaper Story - St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial became the first sports star to be inducted in the Hall of Famous Missourians Monday.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's gubernatorial candidates continued to focus on the state's highway system at a forum Friday. All major-party candidates for statewide offices showed up at the forum with one notable exception -- Democratic Gov. Mel Carnahan, who is running for the U.S. Senate.
Newspaper Story - Mental health experts say the current heat spell in Missouri can cause problems for the mentally ill.
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