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.
Teens React to Tobacco 21 LawNow that "Tobacco 21" is the law, how are teens reacting?
Mo. Governor Nixes 22 Bills; Might Be Overturned in Veto SessionThe 22 vetoed bills encompass everything from remote-controlled tractor trailers to voter IDs.
Illinois Representative Proposes Serial Number on All BulletsRep. Sonya Harper proposed a bill that would require serial numbers on all bullets sold in the state of Illinois.
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.

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