UPDATE: Missouri House Gives Initial Approval to Right-to-WorkThe House voted 101-58 Wednesday to give initial approval to the bill, which would ban mandatory union fees. The bill needs another House vote before it can move to the Senate.
Missouri House Passes Bill Banning Lobbyist GiftsUnder the current law, lobbyists are able to give unlimited gifts to elected officials. Last year, that included tickets to Beyonce concerts.
Right-to-Work Bill Advances in Missouri HouseHouse Economic Development Committee members voted 8-4 in favor of the bill Wednesday.
Radioactively Contaminated Homes Would Be Bought Out Under New BillAnyone whose home in St. Louis County that is, or has been, contaminated with radioactive material processed during the Manhattan Project, would have their home purchased.
Legislation Would Require Illinois Schools to Test for LeadThe new bill applies to schools built before 2000 with Pre-K through 5th grade classes, requiring them to test for lead in kitchen sinks and drinking fountains.
Anti Right-to-Work Leaders Prepare For Greiten's Promised ChangeThe Gov.-elect is vowing to sign a right-to-work bill into law, barring mandatory union fees.
New Bill Attacks Corrupt Government LeadersSt. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says it's time to get tougher on government officials who abuse the public's trust.
Bills Proposed to Make Attacks on Police Hate CrimesRepublican Rep. Marsha Haefner's bill would consider certain offenses hate crimes if they were committed because the victim worked as an officer or first responder.
Hermann Business Owner Accuses City of Trying to Outlaw NoiseA Hermann business owner says the noise ordinance will hurt economy.
New Bill to Protect Domestic Violence Victims from EvictionThe bill gained passage and is expected to be signed into law by Mayor Slay.
Two Illinois Senators Push For Ethics LegislationTwo downstate Illinois senators are unveiling legislation that bans agency directors from campaigning for political candidates.
Defense Chief: 9/11 Bill Could Be Devastating to U.S. MilitaryLegislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for allegedly backing the terrorists who carried out the attacks could be devastating to the U.S. military.

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