Dems’ sweeping social, climate bill passes divided House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House has approved the Democrats’ sweeping social and environment bill, a big victory for President Joe Biden. Republicans solidly opposed the measure, but Democrats prevailed after the party’s progressives and moderates ended months of disputes over its size and scope. The legislation now moves to the Senate, where moderates…

Pro-Parson committee fined for taking out-of-state donation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An independent political action committee that supports Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has been fined $2,000 for violating a campaign finance law. The Missouri Ethics Commission in a consent order this week found Uniting Missouri accepted a $150,000 donation from a federal Republican Attorneys General Association PAC in October 2020. The…