The Show-Me Report: December 29, 2014

Post-Dispatch: Protester who advocates peace charged with setting fire at Berkeley QT

LA Times: Well-known Ferguson activist charged with arson, burglary

KMOV: Ferguson business owners take boards down, hopeful for future

St. Joseph Post: Mo. police violence protest march ends, closes monument

News-Tribune: Ferguson police spokesman suspended after remark

Post-Dispatch: Missouri unlikely to join GOP-led states expanding Medicaid

Jefferson County Penknife: JeffCo Court Stunt?

Kansas City Star: Campaign pursues a Missouri tobacco tax increase for early childhood health and education

Post-Dispatch: Campaign pursues a Missouri tobacco tax increase

Lee’s Summit Journal: Rep. Grisamore’s son hurt in attack

The Missouri Times: Rep. Grisamore’s son home from hospital

Connect Tri-States: School transfers a priority for lawmakers

Kansas City Star: Lawmakers: Missouri student transfer issue unresolved

Ozark Area Network: Congressman Smith Praises Extension of Tax Code

Ozark Area Network: Missouri Lawmakers Uncertain About Budget Powers

Kansas City Star: New Hampshire senator to speak to MO Republicans in KC

Kansas City Star: Missouri at center of highway guardrail safety debate

News-Tribune: Republicans woo McCaskill, other moderates

Post-Dispatch: Dooley reflects on 36 years of public service

Kansas City Star: TheChat: John Diehl OKs campaign disclosure law

Fox 2: Recount of the St. Louis County Executive race raises ballot integrity questions

The Missourian: Legislators propose bills addressing law enforcement standards and community relations

The Show-Me Report: December 29, 2014

The Show-Me Report: December 24, 2014

Missourinet: Columbia police investigate ‘brutal’ assault of Nat. Guardsman, son of Missouri state Rep. Jeff Grisamore

The Eagle: Son of State Rep. attacked at Columbia bar

Fox 4: Outgoing Mo. state representative says son was badly beaten by two attackers

ABC 17: Ferguson’s lone black councilman: Normal didn’t work

Post-Dispatch: Ferguson’s sole black councilman is confident change is coming

Right Wing News: THANKS Ferguson Looters! First K-Mart, now Big Lots CLOSING in Ferguson

The Missourian: ACLU sues after Ferguson protester gets detention

Post-Dispatch: Ferguson Commission releases more details about hiring of director

Post-Dispatch: Berkeley officer kills suspect who pulled gun; police say victim was ‘known’ to police

Fox 2: Surveillance video released of fatal officer involved shooting in Berkeley

ABC 17: Protest turns violent at scene of Missouri shooting

Ozark Area Network: Sen. Blunt’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Event in Eminence

KMOV: Raw video: Explosion at scene of Berkeley protests

KBIA: Lawmakers Produce Ideas Responding To Ferguson Unrest — But Can They Deliver?

Connect Mid-Missouri: Nixon wants to go to Cuba

News-Tribune: Missouri to explore agriculture exports to Cuba

Kansas City: US consumer spending up solid 0.6 pct. in November

JeffCo Tea Party: Center For Self Governance Level One Training

Kansas City InfoZine: Missouri Sues California Telemarketer for Violating Missouri’s No Call Law

The Show-Me Report: December 24, 2014

The Show-Me Report: December 23, 2014

Missouri Business Alert: Anheuser-Busch taps Kit Bond’s lobbying firm in push to cut beer tax

Fox 2: Springfield mayor predicts ‘very’ tight budget

KBIA: Missouri’s Prison Garden Program Donates Record Haul Of Fresh Produce To The Needy

KBIA: Senator Blunt Says More EPA Regulation Will Be Costly For Missouri

Fox 2: New Missouri law relating to breast cancer goes into effect January 1st

Kansas City Star: Liberty Memorial is now officially the nation’s memorial to WWI

West Central MO Info: 12/22-Agriculture and Economic Development in Rural MO

KBIA: First-Ever National Coal Ash Regs Disappoint Missouri Environmentalists

The Pitch: Jay Nixon quick to issue statement on New York cop killing, not as fast on civilian deaths in his home state

Kansas City InfoZine: Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture Honors Agriculture Leaders

KSHB: How Nonprofit Hospitals Seize Patients’ Wages

St. Joseph Post: Mo. A+ college scholarship program to see funding cuts

The Missourian: Audit criticizes closed meetings of Missouri Accountancy Board

Post-Dispatch: Ferguson’s sole black councilman is confident change is coming

Post-Dispatch: Ferguson Commission picks a managing director and receives a $150,000 donation

KMOV: Molotov cocktails thrown at home in North St. Louis

KPLR: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department on guard after killings in New York

The Show-Me Report: December 23, 2014

The Show-Me Report: December 22, 2014

The Gateway Pundit: SHOCK VIDEO>>> #Ferguson Protesters Chant “Pigs in a Blanket” After Two NYC Police Officers Executed

Weasel Zippers: #Ferguson ‘Protesters’ Chant Death Threat, “Pigs In A Blanket”, Same Threat From Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley

KMOV: St. Louis police vehicle overturned in downtown St. Louis

KPLR: Off-duty police officer shot in North St. Louis

Fox 4: KC protesters arrested for blocking traffic on I-70

The Eagle: Michael Brown’s family condemns shootings of NYC officers

Kansas City Star: MO lawmaker wants Ferguson probe to include prosecutor

KMBC: Missouri lawmakers say abortion bills not top goal

Missourinet: Advocate urges Gov. Nixon: release money for internet crimes units

Missourinet: Legislators want to make changing Missouri’s Constitution harder

Fox 2: US Rep. Smith asks Obama to preserve levee plan

St. Joseph Post: McCaskill-backed Security Clearance Bill Clears the Senate

Connect Tri-States: Auditor finds few faults with Missouri ag agency

The Rolla Daily News: Congressman Jason Smith Capitol Report: Fighting for Rural Missouri

Post-Dispatch: How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted Dec. 1-5

The Show-Me Report: December 22, 2014

The Show-Me Report: December 19, 2014

The Missouri Times: PRESS RELEASE: Senator Eric Schmitt Releases Statement on Attorney General Koster’s Action on Municipal Courts

Post-Dispatch: St. Louis municipal court will consider violator’s ability to pay when ordering fines

Missouri Business Alert: Missouri farmers see potential in Cuba

Post-Dispatch: Missouri law limiting cost of anti-cancer pills starts Jan. 1

The Eagle: Sen. Blunt not happy about Cuba agreement

Bob McCarty Writes: Which United States Senator Sent This Message?

St. Joseph Post: Sen. Blunt joins legal action against Obama’s executive amnesty

Show-Me Daily: More On the Minimum Wage

The Turner Report: ACLU sues Ferguson-Florissant School District

Lee’s Summit Journal: Missouri names education leader; McGehee not happy

Post-Dispatch: Nixon, lawmakers agree revenue in fiscal year 2016 likely to grow 3.6 percent

Missourinet: Missouri governor, legislators agree on revenue projections

News-Tribune: Missouri home care workers ask for higher pay

St. Joseph Post: Nixon: Home care workers to get a pay hike

St. Joseph Post: Mo. secretary of state touting smaller budget

Post-Dispatch: St. Louis activist Packnett on Obama policing commission

The Pitch: One Struggle KC is holding two ‘Black Lives Matter’ events in Kansas City this weekend

Kansas City Star: Peter Kinder is growing impatient with Eric Holder’s Ferguson investigation

KPLR: Eric Holder called-out over Ferguson investigation in open letter by Peter Kinder

The Missourian: Leader of Oregon’s marijuana movement sets sights on Missouri

News-Tribune: Newseum to display items from Ferguson protests

Southeast Missourian: Obama commutes Kennett man’s sentence in 2004 drug case

News-Tribune: Stream seeks recount in St. Louis County exec race

Missourinet: Missouri bill would criminalize posting ads tied to human trafficking

The Show-Me Report: December 19, 2014

The Show-Me Report: December 18, 2014

News-Tribune: Gov. Nixon ends state of emergency for Ferguson protests

KBIA: Protestors shut down St. Louis City Hall

Post-Dispatch: Witness 40 in Michael Brown case raises questions about grand jury proceedings

KPLR: Gov. Nixon open to inquiry into National Guard use in Ferguson

St. Joseph Post: New leader for the Missouri’s education department

PoliticMO: Attorney General of Missouri Denies Doing Favors for Lobbyists

Post-Dispatch: Missouri minimum wage rises to $7.65 starting Jan. 1

PoliticMO: Nixon’s toll road proposal might face rough path forward

Kansas City Business News: Early polling shows tolls on I-70 unpopular

Missourinet: Dr. Margaret Vandeven named Missouri Education Commissioner

Ozark Area Network: Missouri Proposes Health Coverage for Eating Disorders

The Eagle: Missouri sets first execution date for 2015

The Missouri Times: PRESS RELEASE: Blunt’s Statement On President Obama’s Cuba Announcement

Post-Dispatch: Missouri AG Chris Koster to announce action on several St. Louis County municipalities

Kansas City Star: TheChat: Jason Kander touts work of new Elections Integrity Unit

News-Tribune: Father’s OK needed for abortions in newly filed Missouri bill

St. Joseph Post: Gov. announces Missouri cattle summit next month

News-Tribune: Schweich raises questions in ag department audit

Fox 2: Missouri mayor resigns after mother’s traffic stop

Kansas City Business Journal: Missouri gambling injects big boost into state’s economy

The Show-Me Report: December 18, 2014

The Show-Me Report: December 17, 2014

KMOV: State of emergency scheduled to end Wednesday

Post-Dispatch: U.S. education chief visits to talk to local students about Ferguson

KMOV: Dooley condemns McCulloch, primary election loss

Missouri Business Alert: Morning Minutes: Spending bill’s Blunt-backed provision, Boeing breaks ground

Missourinet: Missouri legislature might try out new override powers during session

Missouri Sec. of State: Kander, Wallingford Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Cut Business Fees to Overall Lowest in Nation

The Missouri Times: This Week in Missouri Politics to launch Sunday on ABC 30 in St. Louis

Post-Dispatch: County Council cites “growing consensus” on West Lake Landfill dangers

The Missourian: Missouri workers’ comp insurance costs could fall

Fox 4: North Kansas City school takes away blind child’s cane, replaces it with pool noodle

Post-Dispatch: Jay Nixon’s job-cut claims might not be as they appear

Missourinet: Missouri Conservation official worried proposals could gut Department’s funds

Ozark Area Network: Missouri Backs Off Proposed Scholarship Change

Post-Dispatch: Once again, Missouri lawmakers poised to load up on ballot questions

Ozark Area Network: Sen. McCaskill Doubts Future of Obama Immigration Bill

Ozark Area Network: Sen. Blunt Discusses Government Regulations on Senate Floor

KBIA: Missouri Charter School Commission Seeks More Funding, Permission To Hire Staff

Daily Dunklin Democrat: Missouri unemployment drops to 2008 levels

Kansas City Business Journal: Missouri gambling injects big boost into state’s economy

The Show-Me Report: December 17, 2014

The Show-Me Report: December 16, 2014

Fox 2: Police arrest Bosnian woman for making up hate crime attack

Fox 2: Ferguson Commission meets on SLU campus

KMOV: Tempers flare at third meeting of Ferguson Commission

KMOV: Several vehicles broken into during Ferguson Commission meeting

Post-Dispatch: Ferguson Commission tackles municipal courts

Bloomberg: Ferguson to Increase Police Ticketing to Close City’s Budget Gap

Fox 2: Ferguson residents will vote for new council members in April election

Missouri Business Alert: #FergusonRebuild campaign crowdfunds grants to help business recovery

The Eagle: (AUDIO) Man claiming to be Roxys owner responds to protests

Show-Me Daily: Map Series: I. North Saint Louis Municipalities Fines per Resident

The Missourian: St. Louis city-county merger discussions on pause

The Missourian: Staff changes for Stenger, Slay

KSHB: KCNoVA credited for drop in homicides in KC

Connect Mid-Missouri: Jefferson City council introduces ride sharing bill

Ozark Area Network: Missouri Dept. of Economic Development Ranked #1 in Country

The Missouri Times: Press Release: Rep. Rowden Leads Republican Efforts on Ethics Reform

Post-Dispatch: Bills filed to limit lobbyists’ gifts to Missouri legislators

Missourinet: Missouri House Republicans offer ethics legislation

The Missouri Times: Curtman wants Missouri voters to decide on Right Light Cameras

The Missouri Times: Press Release: Representative Parkinson Slams Obama Executive Order; Announces Immigration Bill

The Rolla Daily News: Report: Missouri near bottom in anti-tobacco money

The Missourian: Legislators, governor, reporters tour crumbling Capitol

Missourinet: Missouri Governor, lawmakers say repairs to Capitol a priority (VIDEOS)

Kansas City Star: Jason Holsman elected president of group that wants a new constitutional convention

Post-Dispatch: Lawmakers question funding, purpose of Office of Community Engagement

Southeast Missourian: Open carrying in compliance: Some worry about changes in Cape Girardeau ordinance

St. Joseph Post: Hurst Re-elected Missouri Farm Bureau President

St. Joseph Post: State recommends lower premiums for worker’s comp

St. Joseph Post: Mo. bill would shield reporting of overdoses

Post-Dispatch: Blunt going back on Intelligence Committee; McCaskill ranking on Aging

20 Pounds of Headlines: Blunt, McCaskill & Hartzler Get New Committee Assignments

St. Joseph Post: Congress Passes Sen. Blunt’s Bill To Boost Jobs, Support Travel & Tourism

Ozark Area Network: Sen. McCaskill Discusses Vote on Spending Bill

The Show-Me Report: December 16, 2014

The Show-Me Report: December 15, 2014

St. Louis Public Radio: African Liberation Group Plans To Convene ‘Black People’s Grand Jury’ Against Darren Wilson

Hennessy’s View: What No One Tells You About Ferguson

KPLR: Ferguson case: New grand jury documents released

KBIA: Prosecutor Releases More Documents Related To Ferguson Shooting

CNN: One challenge for Ferguson grand jury: Some witnesses’ credibility

KPLR: Ferguson Commission members discuss issues facing them

KPLR: Ferguson Commission to hold its 3rd meeting Monday

The Eagle: Leaders say Ferguson committee not a partisan witchhunt

Post-Dispatch: At St. Louis march, protesters decry police brutality, violence

Fox 2: AME church members march in protest Sunday against police shootings

The Eagle: St. Louis officer to be disciplined over Wilson name tag

KPLR: Brown protesters deliver letter to judges’ home seeking court reform

KPLR: Police investigating attack on Bosnian woman

Post-Dispatch: Rescheduled Ferguson holiday festival draws a crowd

Post-Dispatch: Ferguson eclipses discussion of St. Louis city-county merger

Fox 2: Missouri bill would ban aid for immigrant students

Fox 2: Post Scripts: Who is Bev Randles and could I-70 become a toll road?

Missourinet: Gov Nixon: tolls on I-70 should be part of transportation discussion

Ozark Area Network: Missouri Governor Teams Up With MoDOT Commission Chairman

St. Joseph Post: Nixon to discuss need for Missouri Capitol repairs

St. Joseph Post: Nixon wants more scholarships for Mo. online students

Lee’s Summit Tribune: New Audio And Video Available On Sen. Kraus’ Multimedia Page

Southeast Missourian: Monsanto tells its side of the story at Southeast forum

St. Joseph Post: Proposal To Raise Missouri’s Cigarette Tax Would Fund Children’s Initiatives

St. Joseph Post: Liberty Memorial closer to national status

South County Mail: Blunt praises House passage of U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act

The Turner Report: Cleaver introduces body camera legislation

The Show-Me Report: December 15, 2014

The Show-Me Report: December 12, 2014

Post-Dispatch: Legislature launches probe into Nixon’s handling of Ferguson unrest

KSDK: Legislators may try to subpoena Gov. Nixon

Missourinet: Gov. Nixon discusses ‘difficult’ months since Michael Brown shooting (AUDIO)

Fox 2: More help for Ferguson businesses; More questions for Gov. Nixon

Post-Dispatch: Judge orders St. Louis area police to give protesters tear gas warning and time to flee

Post-Dispatch: Clay says Justice Department probe of Ferguson should have no timeline

Post-Dispatch: State treasurer asks for review of subsidized low-income housing in Ferguson area

The Missouri Times: Zweifel asks for MHDC for study on LIHTC

News-Tribune: Project to provide grants for damaged Ferguson area businesses

Fox 2: 4 Ferguson protesters charged in attack over video

Post-Dispatch: Missouri Black Caucus chairman files constitutional amendment to abolish grand juries

Fox 2: Former St. Louis County Police Chief explains the fallout between the Rams & police

Connect Mid-Missouri: I-70 toll proposal unlikely to gain traction

The Missouri Times: State retirement system suffers security breach

Roll Call: Emanuel Cleaver Confronted by Pot Protesters (Video)

ACA International: Congressman Urges FDIC Chairman to Expedite Operation Choke Point Investigation

ABC 17: Missouri Rep. Graves joining Armed Services panel

St. Joseph Post: Rep. Graves on Passage of Government Funding Bill

South County Mail: Hartzler lauds passage of National Defense Funding Bill

Lee’s Summit Tribune: Bills of interest in the General Assembly

St. Joseph Post: Missouri bill would stop enforcement of traffic cameras

KY3: Local senator aims to limit feds involvement in beef program

KTVO: ‘Freshmen’ legislators tour Kirksville

Lake News Online: Local rep. David Wood proposes three education bills

Ozarks First: Ozarks React to Return of I-70 Toll Proposal

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: As New Speaker, Diehl Is Big On Business, Not Keen On Tolls

Show-Me Daily: Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion as “Job Creator”? Not So Fast

Show-Me Daily: What Is the Right Level of Regulation in Public Education?

The Show-Me Report: December 12, 2014