Chris Koster

Government
7:29 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Missouri's 2013 Veto Session Begins Wednesday

The showdown between Missouri's Democratic Governor and the Republican-led General Assembly finally arrives this week, as lawmakers return to Jefferson City for their annual veto session.  Governor Jay Nixon struck down 29 bills this year, with most of the post-veto attention falling on two bills in particular, a controversial tax cut proposal and an even more controversial attempt to nullify federal gun control laws. 

Campaign to prevent House Bill 253 override attempt

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Government
7:17 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Koster Opposing Bill That Could Nullify Federal Gun Laws In Mo.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is siding with fellow Democrat, Gov. Jay Nixon, in opposition to legislation that would challenge the federal government's ability to enforce federal gun laws in Show-Me State.

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NPR Story
8:22 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Mo. Attorney General Accuses Walgreens Of 'Deceptive Pricing Schemes,' Files Lawsuit

Chris McDaniel, St. Louis Public Radio.

Originally published on Wed June 4, 2014 4:46 pm

Updated 5:12 p.m. with comment from Walgreens.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is accusing Walgreens of engaging in false and deceptive pricing schemes, that he said amounts to stealing. In St. Louis Tuesday, Koster announced a lawsuit against the company.

Koster had investigators go to stores across the state, and said they found display tags were often inaccurate, and that membership rewards didn’t always deliver on the price reduction.

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Headlines
9:52 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 14, 2013

Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

The Kansas City Fire Department released a report on the explosion that happened at JJ's restaurant in February, and Missouri launched a new campaign to discourage meth "smurfing." These stories & more from KCUR.

Explosion Probe Incomplete

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Cops & Crime
2:28 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

'Anti-Smurfing' Campaign Targets Meth Cook Suppliers

Jean Peters Baker, the Jackson County Prosecutor, shows off a new anti-smurfing poster.
Frank Morris KCUR

Missouri holds the dubious distinction of being #1 in domestic methamphetamine production. State Attorney General Chris Koster and Jean Peters Baker, the Jackson County Prosecutor, unveiled an effort to curb meth by shaming people who help drug producers get around limits on pseudoephedrine sales.  

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Cops & Crime
4:30 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Identity Theft Charges Termed Largest In Missouri History

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.
Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

Operator of former car dealerships in Independence, Blue Springs and Illinois is jailed and charged with what the Missouri Attorney General calls the biggest identity theft case ever taken to court in Missouri.

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Election 2012
10:09 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Democrats Win Most Statewide Races In Missouri

Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster won reelection in Missouri.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

Despite Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney getting a decisive win in Missouri, Democratic candidates fared well in statewide races.

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Headlines
10:13 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kansas City Council looks at changes to billboard regulations, and a new scam hits Missouri cell phones.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Health
3:05 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Missouri Governor Stays Out Of Tobacco Tax Debate

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While supporters of raising Missouri’s cigarette tax wrap up their petition gathering efforts in the next week, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has reaffirmed his distance from the initiative. 

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Headlines
8:25 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Long Legislative Session Expected In Kansas, House Committee Approves Congressional District That Splits Topeka, Public School Bill On Hold In Missouri House, and more news from KCUR.

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Headlines
7:38 am
Thu February 16, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, February 16, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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