The Associated Press - Law & Lawmakers
State honors 1st documented black pro-football player
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The state of Ohio has approved legislation that will create a day to honor the first documented, black professional football player, known by the nickname "the Black Cyclone."
Jul 16 4:11AM AP

Missouri groups clash over proposed redistricting plan
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) A proposed ballot initiative aims to replace Missouri's system for drawing state legislative districts with a model designed to have the number of seats won by each party more closely reflect its statewide vote.
Jul 15 3:46PM AP

Pence to fundraise for Hawley in Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Missouri next week for a tax event and will attend a fundraiser for Republican U.S.
Jul 13 1:43PM AP

Missourians to see individual income tax cut under new law
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed legislation that his office says will cut the state's top individual income tax rate to 5.
Jul 12 6:37PM AP

Pelosi says Jordan should have known about wrestlers' abuse
WASHINGTON (AP) A Republican congressman from Ohio "should have known" about allegations that college wrestlers he coached two decades ago were abused by their team doctor, the House's top Democrat said Thursday.
Jul 12 5:16PM AP

Missouri judge says governor can appoint a Lt. Gov.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) A Missouri judge upheld a governor's right to appoint a lieutenant governor Wednesday, bringing some clarity to a decades-old legal argument in the state.
Jul 11 11:03PM AP

Smile! Supreme Court nominees and the art of the schmooze
WASHINGTON (AP) Brett Kavanaugh's wooing of the Senate is part of a time-honored tradition, including awkward grip-and-grin photo ops and light conversation that skirts the contentious issues that lie ahead.
Jul 11 5:55PM AP

Analysis: Dems meet Supreme Court pick with mixed message
WASHINGTON (AP) Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, says it's all about health care. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
Jul 11 5:14AM AP

Analysis: Trump court pick aimed at cementing legacy
WASHINGTON (AP) With fanfare befitting the nation's pre-eminent showman, President Donald Trump on Monday poured accelerant on his campaign to shift Washington's balance of power toward conservatives and remake the federal judiciary for generations to come. An AP News Analysis
Jul 10 4:40AM AP

Text of President Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh remarks
Text of President Donald Trump's announcement of judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee, and Kavanaugh's remarks.
Jul 10 2:21AM AP

Analysis: Trump court pick aimed at cementing legacy
WASHINGTON (AP) With fanfare befitting the nation's pre-eminent showman, President Donald Trump on Monday poured accelerant on his campaign to shift Washington's balance of power toward conservatives and remake the federal judiciary for generations to come. An AP News Analysis
Jul 10 2:19AM AP

Factors beyond youth, conservative cred in high court pick
WASHINGTON (AP) They're all younger than 55 and conservative enough to make a first cut. But the four judges who are apparently the finalists for President Donald Trump's second Supreme Court nomination are being measured against a set of questions that go well beyond age and ideology.
Jul 7 4:50AM AP

Gov. Parson expands drug take-back programs in Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Gov. Mike Parson has expanded drug take-back programs in Missouri.
Jul 6 9:29PM AP

Youth, conservative cred not only factors in high court pick
WASHINGTON (AP) They're all younger than 55 and conservative enough to make a first cut. But the four judges who are apparently the finalists for President Donald Trump's second Supreme Court nomination are being measured against a set of questions that go well beyond age and ideology.
Jul 6 8:33PM AP