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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 Removes Medicaid Coverage from Heroin-Overdose Bill

Gov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the General Assembly that attempts to curtail heroin overdoses, fearing a burdensome cost to the state.

08/24/2015

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Tax Increase Added to Nov. Ballot in Mehlville School District

Only one Mehlville School Board member voted no, they face a $1.6 million deficit next year.

08/18/2015

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East STL Budget Shortfall, Medical Marijuana Farm at Stalemate

Mayor Jackons-Hicks is reporting a $5.7 million shortfall and layoff are likely.

08/18/2015

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Mehlville School District Loses Record Number of Teachers

Interim Superintendent Norm Ridder says teachers have left for higher paying jobs in the Lindbergh and Rockwood school districts.

06/25/2015

Illinois Capitol

House Advances Workers’ Comp Bill, Hosts Heated Debate

Illinois Democrats touted Thursday what they called a compromise over the budget impasse with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

06/04/2015

Illinois State Capitol (Henryk Sadura/Getty Images)

Illinois Justices Overturn State’s Landmark 2013 Pension Law

Illinois Supreme Court on Friday struck down a 2013 law that sought to fix the nation’s worst government-employee pension crisis, a ruling that forces the state to find another way to overcome a massive budget deficit.

05/08/2015

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Ferguson-Florissant School District Facing Dramatic Budget Cuts

They’ve already cut $5 million from the upcoming budget, but the Ferguson-Florissant School Board says the district is still facing a $7 million deficit.

08/04/2014

Economy Crisis

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Affect Missouri Economy, Budget

Missouri could lose about $125 million in federal funding for various programs and the state’s military-related economy could take a $1 billion hit.

12/11/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Tries To Reboot Losing Campaign With Ryan Pick

After months of failing to find a way to gain ground in the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has hit the reset button by picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, but once the dust has settled and the Conventions are over, it is hard to see how Romney will have changed the direction of the 2012 presidential campaign.

08/13/2012

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Quinn Signs Medicaid Cuts, Cigarette Tax Increase

The $2.7 billion package of cuts and taxes is designed to repair a long-term deficit in the state’s Medicaid program.

06/14/2012

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