Author: David A. Lieb

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Rethinking the benefit of prisons, Missouri House leaders are backing legislation that could effectively undo mandatory minimum sentencing laws for many nonviolent criminals.... [Read More]
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The man accused of killing a woman and sexually assaulting two others inside a suburban St. Louis religious supplies store in November has been charged... [Read More]
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Missouri House leaders are backing legislation that could undo mandatory minimum sentencing laws enacted during a tough-on-crime era... [Read More]
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A busy year of legal battles is getting underway over allegations that hundreds of legislative districts across the country were illegally drawn to disadvantage certain... [Read More]
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The Missouri General Assembly began its historic 100th edition Wednesday with a new slate of leaders who touted an agenda focused on promoting good schools... [Read More]
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Missouri will have new faces in many places when the General Assembly convenes for its annual session. Republicans will still be in charge when the... [Read More]
The nation's top court turns down a request from over a dozen states to review laws in California and Massachusetts that require larger living areas... [Read More]
The Missouri General Assembly began its historic 100th edition on Wednesday with its newly elected leaders pledging to pursue an agenda highlighted by good schools... [Read More]
As the GOP remain in overwhelming control of state legislatures, Dems are doubling their spending. [Read More]
Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during... [Read More]
National Democrats have doubled their spending for state legislative elections in an attempt to chip away at the Republican dominance in state capitols. Republicans... [Read More]
A Missouri appeals court has ruled that voters should get to decide on a proposed constitutional amendment that would change... [Read More]
Part 1 of two parts... [Read More]
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Missouri lawmakers failed in a bid Wednesday to override several line-item budget vetoes affecting services for critically ill patients, troubled youths and the deaf after... [Read More]
The Missouri House has voted to override Gov. Mike Parson's vetoes of about $785,000 of budgeted expenditures for services benefiting hospitals, youth and the deaf.... [Read More]
The Missouri House voted Wednesday to override Gov. Mike Parson's vetoes of about $785,000 of budgeted expenditures for services benefiting hospitals, youth and the deaf. [Read More]
The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over... [Read More]
The political battle over redistricting is underway in this year's elections, even though the task of redrawing congressional and state legislative districts is still three... [Read More]
A Missouri judge is considering whether to strike down a November ballot measure proposing to change the way House and Senate districts are drawn and... [Read More]
Unions representing teachers and other public employees sued on Monday to try to block a new Missouri law that they claim imposes "a raft of... [Read More]
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