Politics Dec 31These issues will top state lawmakers’ to-do lists in 2019
Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will lead the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats.
Economy Dec 30Minimum wage rising in 20 states and numerous cities
New minimum wage requirements will take effect in 20 states and nearly two dozen cities around the start of the new year, affecting millions of workers.
Politics Nov 07Democrats gain governors’ seats, but GOP holds some states
The nation's closely watched governor's race in Georgia remained too close to call Tuesday night.
Politics Nov 06Democrats seek to put a dent in Republican stronghold on state-level offices
Republicans entered the election with a sizable advantage, controlling two-thirds of the state legislative chambers and 33 governors' offices.
Nation Aug 26States split in taking action to combat sexual misconduct
About half of all state legislative chambers have followed through with at least some sort of change to their sexual harassment policies.
Nation Aug 07Missouri deciding on right-to-work law that curbs union power
If voters consent to Proposition A, Missouri would become the 28th state outlawing mandatory union fees in workplace contracts and the sixth Republican-led state to do so in the past six years.
Nation Aug 05Influence of organized labor gets big test in Missouri vote
Labor's clout is being put to a new test by a voter referendum in Missouri over whether the state should ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces.
Nation Jun 29Republicans propose using online sales tax money for new tax cuts
"To just take that revenue would be a tax increase," said Missouri Sen. Andrew Koenig, echoing the reasoning of many tax-adverse Republicans leery of simply spending or saving the expected influx.
Nation May 30Prosecutor to drop felony charge against outgoing Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens
Prosecutors agreed to drop one of two felony criminal cases against Missouri Gov Eric Greitens after the governor's attorneys said he would resign if the allegations were dismissed, a spokeswoman for St. Louis' top prosecutor said Wednesday.
Politics May 15Missouri lawmakers push Greitens probe after invasion-of-privacy charge dropped
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens no longer faces a felony charge stemming from an extramarital affair, but a legislative panel signaled Tuesday that it's pushing forward with its own expanded investigation into a variety of allegations against the Republican governor.