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Missouri Capitol (Getty Images)

Missouri House Passes Bill to Fix Unaccredited Schools

The bill calls for an expansion of a virtual school option for students who have been in an unaccredited school for at least one semester.

05/07/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon waves to friends before giving the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Missouri Gov. Nixon Vetoes Cuts to Unemployment Benefits

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a measure that would cut the weeks of unemployment benefits available to workers who lose their jobs.

05/05/2015

Republicans in Mo. Senate Push to Rein in City Actions

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.

05/05/2015

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Missouri Senate Overrides Veto of Welfare Limits

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.

05/04/2015

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Missouri OKs Ending Life Sentences for Minors

A bill that could mean reduced sentences for minors found guilty of first-degree murder is moving forward in the Missouri House.

05/04/2015

Bill Switzer (photo credit: workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu)

Bill Switzer, Lambert TSA Director, Calls It A Career

Switzer became Federal Security Director for all of Missouri after events of 9/11.

05/04/2015

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Bill Regulating In-Car Smoking in Illinois Fails

State Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) sponsored a bill he said intended to protect children from second-hand smoke.

05/04/2015

Illinois State Capitol Photo: Getty Images

Illinois Bill Aims at Preventing Suicides in College Students

It’s not always obvious when a loved one is considering suicide. An Illinois Senate committee has signed onto something which may help.

05/04/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (Getty/Joe Raedle)

Gov. Nixon Vetoes Bill Cutting Welfare Benefits

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.”

04/30/2015

Red light camera warning sign, downtown St. Louis (KMOX)

Voters Could Weigh In on Red Light Cameras

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.

04/30/2015

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