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Missouri Lawmaker Hinson Pleads Guilty to DWI Near Capitol

A state House member from eastern Missouri has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in the capital city.

07/30/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

Nixon Calls for Ethics Law Changes After Two Lawmakers Resign

Missouri’s Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that state ethics laws need to be revamped in light of accusations that led to the resignations of two state lawmakers this year.

07/28/2015

Sen. Paul LeVota (Courtesy of the Missouri Gov. official website)

Nixon: Claims Against Missouri Lawmaker ‘Deeply Troubling’

Missouri’s Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says the claims raise questions about LeVota’s ability to serve in office.

07/23/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Says His Agenda Will Make Illinois More Competitive

“We must avoid slipping further behind other states in the quality of our children’s education, the capacity of our economy to grow, and our ability to care for our state’s most vulnerable,” Rauner told members of the General Assembly.”

02/04/2015

Rep. Keith English (Photo: keithenglishformo.com)

Rep. Keith English Leaves House Democrats to Become Independent

“I am still a Democrat at heart and I didn’t want to leave,” English said. “I’m still voting the same way I did before; my labor-friendly Democrats won’t have to worry.”

01/28/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Gov. Nixon Urges Court Reform, ‘Healing and Hope’ After Ferguson

During his remarks Wednesday related to Ferguson, Nixon said there often is “too much fear and too little trust.”

01/21/2015

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Missouri Governor Releases Money for Buildings

Jay Nixon has given the go-ahead to spend $132 million on improvements to the Capitol and other state facilities.

02/28/2014

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Illinois Lawmaker Takes Aim At Capitol Food, Fitness Habits

State Rep. Don Moffitt is forming a “fitness caucus” at the Capitol to encourage fellow lawmakers, others to shed some pounds and eat healthier.

02/22/2014

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Hundreds Rally at Illinois Capitol For Same-Sex Marriage

Hundreds turned out for the “March on Springfield,” with many waving signs and flags.

10/22/2013

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Missouri House Panel Rejects Office Smoking Ban

A Democratic proposal to ban smoking in the Capitol offices of Missouri House members was snuffed out Tuesday in a Republican-led committee.

01/15/2013

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