An investigation is underway after the official website for the state of Missouri was defaced by images of graphic war scenes on Thursday. Neither the state nor its data were accessed and the network remained secure.
A poll conducted last week found more than half of Americans think employers should provide health insurance plans that include birth control.
The Missouri House gave its initial approval to a measure that would require voters to present a valid form of photo ID when they go to the polls. The proposal must undergo a second vote to clear the House and advance to the Senate.
Missouri Senator Rob Schaaf introduced a bill to improve the state's child care program. The bill would help families getting help with child care keep their benefits and make more money than the current cap allows.
State Sen. Bill Stouffer, R-Napton, is proposing a bill that would make distracting driving a misdemeanor. He is also encouraging the use of push-to-talk and hands-free devices while driving.
Governor Jay Nixon voices his support for the proposed Flanagan South Pipeline Project. It would run approximately 600 miles from Flanagan, Illinois to Cushing, Oklahoma, crossing eleven counties in Missouri.