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Missouri Gay Marriage Case Moved to Federal Court

A federal judge will hear a lawsuit challenging Missouri’s ban on gay marriage after state Attorney General Chris Koster intervened in the case and moved it out of state court.

08/07/2014

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Illinois Democrats, Republicans Welcome Walgreens’ Decision to Stay in Illinois

Where the two parties differ is on what’s causing the problem.

08/07/2014

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Right to Farm Opponents Weigh Recount Option

Opponents of Missouri’s Right to Farm constitutional amendment were weighing a recount request Wednesday, a day after the measure appeared to pass by the slimmest of margins.

08/06/2014

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Gov. Quinn Defends Use of Disaster Aid in Neighborhood Recovery Initiative

Illinois used $3.7 million from the federal funds awarded to the state in the wake of Hurricane Ike to set up a small business loan program under the NRI.

08/06/2014

John Britton

Britton, Influential Missouri Lobbyist, Dies at 88

John Britton died Tuesday at a Jefferson City hospital after an extended illness.

08/06/2014

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FBI Director Says Corruption, Crime Illinois Focus

FBI Director James Comey said in a visit to Springfield that stopping violent crime and public corruption are priorities in the region.

08/06/2014

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Hundreds of Transportation Projects in Limbo With Failure of Amendment 7

More than 800 transportation projects will be in limbo with the failure of Amendment 7, the $.75 sales tax.

08/06/2014

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Dooley: ‘The Voters of St. Louis County Have Spoken’

Steve Stenger had a landslide victory over incumbent Charlie Dooley in the St. Louis County Executive’s race, winning with 66 percent of the vote.

08/06/2014

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Transportation Sales Tax Defeated

A proposed transportation sales tax has been defeated in Missouri. Voters rejected proposed Constitutional Amendment 7 to impose a three-quarters cent sales tax that was projected to raise at least $540 million annually over the next decade.

08/06/2014

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Voters Approve Electronic Privacy Measure

Missouri voters have decided to bolster legal protection of electronic communications through a state constitutional amendment on digital privacy. Amendment 9 was approved as voters went to the polls Tuesday.

08/06/2014

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