Politics

Right to Work Heads Back to the Missouri House

Missouri Senate Republicans passed the Right to Work Bill after shutting off debate eight hours into a filibuster by Democrats. Now Democrats are threatening to derail the last three days of the legislative session.

05/13/2015

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Missouri Senate Democrats Delay Vote on Right-to-Work Bill

Missouri Senate Democrats are delaying a vote on a right-to-work measure they say is an attack on workers’ collective bargaining rights.

05/12/2015

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Bill Will Raise Traffic Fines; Judge Says No Worries

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to sign the legislation authorizing the $300 fines.

05/12/2015

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Right to Work in Missouri Moves to Senate Floor

The bill would prohibit an employer from requiring an employee to: Join or refuse to join a union, pay fees or other charges to a union, or pay any third party or charity instead of paying a union.

05/12/2015

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Illinois Turns Over Marijuana Applications to Attorneys

Illinois has turned over 13,000 pages of documents to attorneys challenging how the state awarded one medical marijuana business license, marking the first release of such material.

05/11/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

A Look at Key Bills from Missouri’s 2015 Legislative Session

Here’s a look at where some of the major issues stand before Friday’s deadline to pass bills.

05/11/2015

Riders slow their horses after racing 5 furlongs on a sloppy track during the first race of the year at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois, on March 15, 2011. (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Gambling Experts Set to Testify on Potential Chicago Casino

Proposals to expand Illinois gambling have recently resurfaced as legislators prepare to adjourn at the end of the month.

05/11/2015

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Illinois Justices Overturn State’s Landmark 2013 Pension Law

Illinois Supreme Court on Friday struck down a 2013 law that sought to fix the nation’s worst government-employee pension crisis, a ruling that forces the state to find another way to overcome a massive budget deficit.

05/08/2015

The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Bill Reduces Allowable Revenue from Traffic Stops

Missouri cities will be be able to collect less of their revenue from traffic tickets under a bill now headed to the governor’s desk.

05/08/2015

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Frustrated St. Louis Police Chief Calls for More Officers

At times during the two-hour hearing, Dotson admitted the obvious – that the crime rate in St. Louis has outpaced the ability of the existing police force to keep up.

05/07/2015

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Gov. Nixon’s 2015 State of the State Address

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon implored lawmakers to embrace policies that “foster healing and hope” Wednesday as he delivered his first State of the State address since the unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.

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