State and Regional News

As session winds down, legislators squabble over prescription monitoring, 'political games'

BY TOM COULTER, IAN NICKENS AND JACOB CAVAIANI, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers continued sparring Tuesday over what they see as efforts to hold legislation hostage as the end of the 2019 session looms.

Campus carry legislation runs out of time as session nears a close

BY GALEN BACHARIER AND MOLLY JACKSON, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Many Missouri lawmakers have aimed to allow students, staff and teachers to carry concealed firearms on college campuses, among other places.

MONA is considered for 21st year but it may have to wait longer

BY ASHLYN O’HARA, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Susan Gibson learned about her mom’s attitude toward the LGBTQ+ community while watching an episode of “Family.”
Gibson, who is a lesbian but had not come out at the time, said she asked her mom what she thought about a gay character that was introduced on the TV show, and she was taken aback by her mom’s homophobic attitude.

Final confrontation over abortion legislation postponed in Senate

BY CAITLYN ROSEN, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY ‑Senators spent over three hours debating Senate Bill 279 on Wednesday, which would change several provisions regarding abortion and is similar to House Bill 126, which passed the House earlier in the session and awaits approval from the Senate.

Watch for slow-moving striping crews on the roads, says MoDOT

    Spring cleaning not only involves your house, but also Missouri’s roadways. Part of the annual maintenance is repainting the lines on the road that have faded or been worn down by tires, rain and snow and snowplow blades.