Missouri

Missouri Sees Sharp Drop in Life Expectancy

Hawley sounds the alarm on economic roots of deaths of despair

Life expectancy in Missouri fell by nearly a year between 2012 and 2018 as the region has grappled with an epidemic of opioid, suicide, and alcohol-related deaths, according to a new report.

Missouri Senate Passes Pro-Life Reforms

Bill would limit abortions after 8 weeks, prohibit sex, Down syndrome discrimination

The Missouri Senate passed a bill to limit abortions after eight weeks and also protect babies with Down syndrome on Thursday.

Court to Determine if Contact With Government Equates to Lobbying

Case of citizen activist could have significant First Amendment implications

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit is set to hear a case Friday in which a citizen activist who habitually walks the halls of the state capitol in Missouri to talk to elected lawmakers about political issues was later declared by a state ethics commission to be a lobbyist.

Republicans Refuse to Let McCaskill Sidestep Kavanaugh Vote

McCaskill wants to focus on health care, but Hawley is making sure voters remember Kavanaugh

CHESTERFIELD, Mo.—Claire McCaskill wants voters to know she had nothing to do with the gauntlet her Senate colleagues put Brett Kavanaugh through. She voted against his confirmation, she says, but only because of his views on dark money in politics. The senator insists she decided to oppose Kavanaugh before she even knew of the sexual assault allegations against him. She's "not one of those crazy Democrats."