Illinois Governor Vetoes Prison Room and Board LawsuitThey proposed the legislation saying the practice is unfair, overly punitive and Illinois collects less from the lawsuits than it costs to pursue them.
Rauner Surprises GOP with Stance on Birth Control, AbortionsOne of bills extends insurance coverage for nearly all contraceptives.
Governor Signs Bill Reducing Marijuana Penalties in IllinoisMarijuana possession in small amounts in Illinois will be punishable by fines but not jail time after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday that makes the state the third largest to decriminalize minor pot offenses.
New Missouri Law Will Require Review of Welfare RollsNixon said he won't sign the measure, but he's not vetoing it.
Nixon Signs Deadly Force Bill, New Sentencing GuidelinesMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday signed a bill that brings Missouri's law on deadly force into compliance with a Supreme Court ruling from more than 30 years ago.
Franklin County Sheriff Doesn't Support New Gun BillToelke , Stong Proponent of Second Amendment
Nixon Vetoes Missouri Tax Break, Litigation BillsMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon went on a vetoing spree Tuesday, knocking down legislation that he described as giving ``special interest tax breaks'' and ones that would change the state's litigation policies.
Nixon Signs Bill to Connect Prisons, Hospitals to Local FoodMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation to expand a state program aimed at serving locally grown food in school cafeterias.
Nixon Signs Bill to Limit Missouri Cities' Profit from FinesThe bill signed Friday builds on efforts that gained momentum after the August 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
Clay Pushes EPA, Army Corps Transfer for Westlake LandfillMissouri Congressman Lacy Clay is backing a plan to transfer the cleanup duties from the EPA to the Army Corps of Engineers.
Aldermen Give Final 'OK' to Bill Granting Immunity to Drug UsersA bill that would grant immunity from prosecution to drug users who call for an ambulance to help someone overdosing.
New Missouri Law to Let Some Medicaid Recipients Save MoreMissouri seniors, the blind and those with disabilities soon will be able to save more money but still qualify for Medicaid health care benefits under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Jay Nixon.

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