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Paul Berry. Courtesy of the Facebook page Paul Berry III for Missouri.

Paul Berry: Don’t Raise Min. Wage, Eliminate Earnings Tax

He says there would even be enough money to give police a 25 percent pay increase.

07/17/2015

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (Courtesy of Illinois Radio Network)

Durbin Open to Extending Deadline for Rail Systems to Install Positive Train Control

Congress mandated in 2008 that railways have it installed within seven years, but didn’t provide financial support past the first year. Facing a Dec. 31 deadline, Durbin says he’s open to setting a new target date to let railroads become compliant.

07/07/2015

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

Missouri Advocates Praise Ruling for Health Care Subsidies

Missouri health care advocates praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that backs nationwide subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

06/25/2015

TAJI, IRAQ - APRIL 12:  U.S. Army trainers watch as Iraqi Army recruits train at a military base on April 12, 2015 in Taji, Iraq. Members of the U.S. Army's 5-73 CAV, 3BCT, 82nd Airborne Division are teaching soldiers from the newly-formed 15th Division of the Iraqi Army, as the Iraqi government launches offensives to try to recover territory lost to ISIS last year. U.S. forces, currently operating in 5 large bases throught Iraq, are training thousands of Iraqi Army combat troops, trying to rebuild a force they had origninally trained before the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq in 2010.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Belleville’s Military Boots Contract Saved by Failed Bill

The Belleville Boot Company employs 750 people nationwide and has manufactured military boots since World War 1.

06/18/2015

CEO of U.S. Steel promises the smokestacks in Granite City, Illinois, will not go cold forever. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

UPDATE: Last-Minute Reprieve for Hundreds of Granite City Steelworkers

Bill before Congress seeks to block dumping of cheap steel and other foreign-made products into U.S. markets.

05/27/2015

Illinois State Capitol 2, Getty Images, photo by Henryk Sadura

Bill Would Raise Illinois Income Tax Rates

It won’t be on you – it will be on people who make more than $1 million a year, says U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston).

04/27/2015

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Improper Payments by Federal Agencies Reach Record $125B

The payments included tax credits for families that didn’t qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not have been necessary, and unemployment benefits for people who were actually working.

03/17/2015

Grasslands In California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

Congressman Rodney Davis gives the January 3, 2015 GOP Weekly Media Address (photo: Davis office)

Central Illinois Congressman Gives GOP Weekly Message

Rodney Davis of Taylorville talks job creation and urges small business owners to hire military veterans

01/03/2015

2015 U.S. House Republican leadership team (Twitter/Matt Fuller)

Rep. Ann Wagner Picked For House GOP Leadership

Missouri Congresswoman to serve as senior deputy whip & on elected leadership committee

11/13/2014

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