Court Strikes Down St. Louis Co. Police StandardsJudge Robert Cohen says the ordinance is unconstitutional and also runs afoul of the county charter.
"Tax by the Mile" Alternative Passes Illinois LegislatureRemember the Illinois proposal to "tax by the mile"? The visceral backlash may have helped spark a more reasonable alternative.
Missouri Lawmakers Undo Veto to Enact School Funding MeasureBipartisan supporters of the change say meeting funding goals outlined without the cap wasn't feasible.
Missouri House Passes Bill to Allow Guns at College CampusesThe deadline to pass legislation is May 13.
St. Louis Program Offers Vacant Lots to Neighbors for $125Anyone living next to a vacant lot can get it for $125 as long as they agree to maintain it.
Missouri House Votes to Pass Voter ID LawThe Missouri Legislature has passed a requirement for voters to show photo identification.
Analysis Adds Fuel to Fight Over Illinois School FundingGov. Rauner is pushing a plan that would increase school funding by providing the full per-pupil amount of state aid to districts for the first time in seven years.
Illinois Drops Plan to Tax Wealthy at Higher RatesThe proposal would've changed the Illinois Constitution so people would be taxed based on their earnings.
Missouri House Overrides Veto on Public Union DuesThe Missouri House voted Wednesday for legislation that would change how public union members pay dues, the first step to overriding a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon.
Nixon Vetoes Missouri Legislation to Cap School Funding GoalMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a measure Wednesday that would cap the targets state government uses to fund public K-12 schools, chiding legislators for approving a ``broken promise'' to students he said will pave the way for them to enact more tax breaks.
AP Sources: Kasich to End White House BidThree campaign officials who spoke to The Associated Press said the Ohio governor plans to announce his decision in a statement from his home state later Wednesday.
St. Charles Considers Sales Tax HikeThe move would raise the city's rate to 7.95 percent.