Lippmann returned to her native St. Louis after spending two years covering state government in Lansing, Michigan. She earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and followed (though not directly) in Maria Altman's footsteps in Springfield, also earning her graduate degree in public affairs reporting. She's also done reporting stints in Detroit, Michigan and Austin, Texas. Rachel likes to fill her free time with good books, good friends, good food, and good baseball.
Two years after the Missouri Supreme Court struck down a similar measure, the state's Republican-led lawmakers passed a bill that would require residents to have photo identification to cast a ballot.
After Republican lawmakers in Missouri refused to implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion in the state, state Supreme Court justices say low-income individuals must have access to care.
Kim Gardner, the city's first black prosecutor, alleges that the city, police union and others are trying to force her out of office and block her reform agenda.
The fallout from a scathing federal report on the police and court in Ferguson, Mo., has begun.The city's municipal judge has resigned, and a state appeals judge will start hearing cases instead.