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Beetem denies restraining order in 'same sex' tax returns case

Judge sets May hearing so attorneys can schedule trial later this year on lawsuit challenging Nixon executive order.

Hearing set for restraining order request in same-sex tax returns case

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem will hear arguments next Thursday afternoon on the request that he issue a restraining order in the same-sex tax returns case.

Auditor says improvements needed in controversial tax credits program

Less than half of tax credits money pays for housing construction

Nixon releases capital improvements money

Released money includes Capitol repairs

State employees to get ‘Black Friday’ off

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said today state employees will get Nov. 29 — the day after Thanksgiving — as an extra holiday.

Jury recommends death penalty

Jurors recommend the death penalty for David Hosier for a Sept. 28, 2009, murder in Jefferson City.

Audit says Kinder ‘Waste’ web site not authorized

Report also questions pay raises to lieutenant governor's staff

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder doesn’t have the legal authority to investigate public concerns about government waste, nor to create his planned “Missouri Waste Report” website, a state audit report said Thursday. Additionally, the report said, Kinder’s plans duplicate work already created by state law in other state agencies.

Supreme Court rules auditor lawsuit 'premature'

Court heard arguments six months ago

Missouri’s Supreme Court ruled 6-0 Tuesday that State Auditor Tom Schweich challenged Gov. Jay Nixon too soon, in Schweich’s 2011 lawsuit questioning Nixon’s decisions to withhold money from the state’s budget.

Attorney General says tax cut bill could trigger refunds

Opinion agrees with governor, is at odds with supporters

Attorney General Chris Koster said today that putting the Legislature's tax-cut bill into law could result in Missourians getting tax refunds for three previous years' returns.

Callaway County skulls identified

No ‘foul play’ suspected

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