Senate expanded a House bill Tuesday that would ban municipalities from barring the use of plastic bags and also stop cities and towns from increasing their minimum wage.
Missouri senators on Monday voted to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill removing several thousand families from a welfare program in a move Nixon said would make Missouri’s limits among the lowest in the nation.
A bill that could mean reduced sentences for minors found guilty of first-degree murder is moving forward in the Missouri House.
Switzer became Federal Security Director for all of Missouri after events of 9/11.
State Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) sponsored a bill he said intended to protect children from second-hand smoke.
It’s not always obvious when a loved one is considering suicide. An Illinois Senate committee has signed onto something which may help.
The Democratic governor described the bill passed by the Republican-led Legislature as “a misguided measure that punishes poor children” in a “zeal to reduce reliance on government assistance.”
Supporters of the ban say red light cameras are used by cities to generate revenue, and there is limited evidence on whether they improve safety.
The bill passed 32 to 2 and now heads to the House.
The bill would change part of that law to allow deadly force only if police reasonably believe the suspect has committed or tried to commit a violent felony.