Lawmakers are being asked to add a third circuit judge to the 26th circuit, one of several that contains five counties.
Services pending for Jefferson City businessman and former lawmaker. Jefferson City businessman Carl Vogel lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Thursday night, 5½ weeks after his 61st birthday.
Veteran educator starts July 1; experience includes 14 years at Missouri State.
Mike Staton, of California, filed Friday for the 58th House District seat currently held by state Rep. David Wood, R-Versailles.
Kenny Hayden, R-Barnett, filed last week for his second six-year term on the bench in Moniteau, Morgan, Miller, Camden and Laclede counties.
Bill now goes back to House, which can take the changes or seek a conference committee to find a compromise.
Bishops John Gaydos of the Jefferson City Diocese, James V. Johnston Jr. of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Thomas E. Reidy of Springfield-Cape Girardeau and Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis expressed their "solidarity with all those terrorized by ISIS and other violent extremists."
Republicans say Nixon should block Syrian refugees without federal security clearances; Governor agrees state's security is vital.
Gov. Jay Nixon issued an executive order to close state offices.
Patrick McKenna will start Dec. 7.