Illinois Dems, GOP Back Talking Day After Shouting, BooingNegotiations remain tenuous and lawmakers conclude their spring session Tuesday.
Nixon Pushing Back on Newly Passed Tax BreaksThe biggest disagreement between Nixon and legislative researchers is over an income tax deduction for federal agricultural disaster payments.
Missouri House Speaker Proud of First Legislative SessionTodd Richardson hopes a new bill to give businesses "religious freedom" another go next year.
Local Group Pushes to Unify St. Louis City, CountyThose calling for the unification of St. Louis City and County say they're steadily gaining steam, especially on social media.
Illinois Schools Warn of Closures, Layoffs Without BudgetThe challenge facing superintendents is that the epic partisan gridlock that has left the state without a budget for 11 months is spilling over into education.
Ferguson's New Police Chief Swears In MondayDelrish Moss' 32 years of experience in police work, include time as a patrol officer and undercover investigator.
Illinois Senate Approves $454 Million More for CollegesLawmakers approved the bill on a near unanimous vote and sent the measure to the House, which can take it up as soon as Tuesday when state representatives return to Springfield.
City of STL Makes Finishing Touches to $489M Balanced BudgetThe city of St. Louis is finalizing a $489 million balanced budget for the fiscal year that starts July first.
Governor Signs Mid-Year Budget BoostGov. Jay Nixon on Friday approved the additional spending, of which more than $150 comes from the federal government.
Rauner Optimistic About Reaching Budget DealAgreement has been elusive during the more than 10 months the Republican governor has faced off with Democrats who control the Legislature.
Illinois Schools Receive $600 Million to Stay OpenSchools haven't received any money in at least 10 months, which is when this fiscal year started.
McCaskill: Pentagon Can't Close Military BasesShe says the Pentagon is just trying to get Congress' attention.

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