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Ethics, Voter ID Among Measures to Watch in Missouri SessionMissouri lawmakers arrived at the Capitol on Wednesday to start the 2016 session.
Top Issues to Watch in Missouri Legislative SessionThe 2016 legislative session begins Wednesday.
Gov. Rauner OKs 'Piecemeal' Spending Plan in Rare CompromiseThe conservative businessman has steadfastly opposed ``piecemeal'' spending during the deadlock now in its sixth month but reached a compromise on the matter with Democrats last week.
$40 Million Renovation Expected to Extend Capitol Building Life A $40 million renovation project is underway at the Capitol. It includes a number of phases to be completed over multiple years in different portions of the building, according to Office of Administration Director of Communications Ryan Burns.
Missouri Lawmaker Hinson Pleads Guilty to DWI Near CapitolA state House member from eastern Missouri has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in the capital city.
Nixon Calls for Ethics Law Changes After Two Lawmakers ResignMissouri'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.
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.
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."
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."
Gov. Nixon Urges Court Reform, 'Healing and Hope' After FergusonDuring his remarks Wednesday related to Ferguson, Nixon said there often is "too much fear and too little trust."
Missouri Governor Releases Money for BuildingsJay Nixon has given the go-ahead to spend $132 million on improvements to the Capitol and other state facilities.
Illinois Lawmaker Takes Aim At Capitol Food, Fitness HabitsState Rep. Don Moffitt is forming a ``fitness caucus'' at the Capitol to encourage fellow lawmakers, others to shed some pounds and eat healthier.

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