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Springfield, IL

Without a Budget, Providers Prepare, Officials Go to Court

Illinois’ government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday, and while legislative chambers were silent, service providers buckled up for a bumpy summer ride and state officials asked what bills could be paid if the impasse continues.

07/02/2015

Several Healthcare Bills Become Missouri Law

JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) – Gov. Jay Nixon’s signature makes permanent two programs that help organizations serving children with developmental disabilities, a program that was set to expire. Other bills signed into law create awareness days for organ donors, epilepsy, 22q11.2 deletion […]

07/02/2015

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce (KMOX file photo)

Jennifer Joyce Won’t Seek 5th Term As Circuit Attorney

Joyce has endorsed Mary Pat Carl, the current Assistant Circuit Attorney for St. Louis, to succeed her in next year’s election.

07/02/2015

The statue honoring the confederate states in St. Louis' Forest Park may be moved or may be clarified. A committee is expected to decide if the statue should be moved to a different location or if the inscription should display more clear and historical information. 

Photo courtesy of ForestParkStatues.org

No Committee for Forest Park Confederate Memorial Relocation Decision

Roth says there are three options: Do nothing, leave it there with an interpretive plaque, or move it someplace else.

07/01/2015

Same-sex couples exchange vows at St. Louis City Hall after a St. Louis judge declared Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Missouri Counties Ignore SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision

Advocacy Group PROMO says same-sex couple could be “married on Sunday, but fired by the state on Monday.”

07/01/2015

Photo/Bill Reker

Missouri’s Dilemma: I-70 and the Cost

Just to keep federal highway dollars flowing to Missouri would cost 160-million dollars

07/01/2015

Steve Stenger greets friends after his swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 1. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

New County Office Working to Attract Millennials

St. Louis County’s new Office of Strategy and Innovation, seeks to lay out a plan to attract and keep millennials, as well as take care of our aging population.

06/30/2015

Chelsea Clinton Speaking

University Pays Chelsea Clinton $65,000 To Speak At Event After Balking At Hillary Clinton’s Fee

The University of Missouri at Kansas City balked at paying Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton $275,000 to speak at the opening of a women’s hall of fame last year, instead shelling out $65,000 for her daughter to speak for 10 minutes.

06/30/2015

St. Louis Uncorked

Downtown STL Inc. Gains Support for Streetscape Improvements

It’s not yet decided if the taxing district would involve a sales tax, property tax, or a combination.

06/30/2015

Illinois inaguration ceremonies

65,000 Ill. Employees Might Miss a Payday Wednesday

Ill. Attorney General says the comptroller can’t pay workers if there’s not an approved budget to pay them from.

06/30/2015

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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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