Illinois Judge Rules in Favor of Lawmakers Seeking PayA Cook County judge ruled Thursday that Illinois lawmakers must be paid on time despite their failure to pass a budget.
Mo. Auditor Tracks State Spending for the PublicState Auditor creates a web tracker for citizens to keep track of how the state is spending their money.
Slay Proposes Lambert Airport PrivatizationThe plan, which is catching many around city hall by surprise, puts Lambert on a waiting list to possibly be leased by private investors.
Supreme Court Won't Take Up Appeal of State Worker Pay CaseJustices on Monday denied Madigan's request to bypass the appellate court and take the matter directly to the Supreme Court.
Missouri Tax Break for Seniors, Disabled Renters Could EndHouse members voted 85-72 Thursday in favor of axing the roughly $55-million-a-year tax break.
Missouri House Budget Leader Proposes Full Aid for SchoolsThe proposal also includes $36 million more than Greitens' proposal for school transportation.
Ill. Proposes New Services TaxThe provision would tax eight service categories at the same 6.25 percent rate applied to most sales in Illinois.
Ill. GOP Measure Would Pay State Workers - Budget or NotThe issue arose when Democrat Attorney General Lisa Madigan sought an order to stop paychecks because there's no budgetary authority to issue them.
O'Fallon IL School Board Reduces 2017-2018 Budget CutsInstead of $1 million, new plan will reduce budget by $610,000 with only 4 full-time equivalencies eliminated instead of more than 8.5.
Missouri Public Defenders Seek More Money from LawmakersThis year's budget included a $4.5 million increase for the public defenders system.
As Illinois Budget Stalemate Persists, Patience Wears Thin In SpringfieldSenate reply to budget plan lukewarm, with no bipartisan support.
Illinois Senate Discusses Budget Privately, Takes No VoteDemocratic and Republican leaders have been discussing for weeks ways to break a nearly two-year budget stalemate.

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