Stream Announces Bid for State SenateStream says his focus is the same as when he ran for St. Louis County Executive - improving education and the economy.
Rauner Opens Illinois State Fair Despite Not Having BudgetGov. Bruce Rauner, the former college football quarterback, presaged Friday's Illinois State Fair kickoff with a pep-rally cheer: "Let's have fun, let's open these gates up and celebrate with this fair. Let's go, 2015!''
Illinois Democrats Relent, Adopt 'Clean' Federal Funds BillThe Illinois House agreed Wednesday to unlock $5.2 billion in federal funding for such things as energy assistance, family nutrition and cancer screenings after Democrats backed off their push to include some state spending in the bill.
House Panel OKs Federal-Funding Plan Over Rauner's ProtestWhat began as a bipartisan effort to distribute $5 billion in federal funds, and keep some Illinois programs afloat despite a budget stalemate, appeared Tuesday to be headed for a veto by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner amid a continuing financing feud with Democrats in the General Assembly.
Judge Bars Full State Worker Pay Without Illinois BudgetIllinois won't be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse.
The Latest: Missouri Reacts to Gay Marriage RulingThe latest reaction in Missouri to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize marriages between same-sex couples
Missouri Advocates Praise Ruling for Health Care SubsidiesMissouri health care advocates praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that backs nationwide subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Rauner Launches Ads Blasting Democrats as Legislators Meet
Impasse Between Rauner, Democrats Continues Over BudgetAs legislative leaders acknowledged they'll blow past their end-of-session deadline without a deal and both sides dug in for a fight that could last well into summer.
Union Presses Measure to Prevent Strike, LockoutUnion-friendly Illinois Democrats say Gov. Bruce Rauner has so poisoned contract negotiations with state workers that they pushed legislation Thursday that would prohibit either a strike or the Republican governor locking workers out.
Right to Work Heads Back to the Missouri HouseMissouri Senate Republicans passed the Right to Work Bill after shutting off debate eight hours into a filibuster by Democrats. Now Democrats are threatening to derail the last three days of the legislative session.
Missouri Senate Democrats Delay Vote on Right-to-Work BillMissouri Senate Democrats are delaying a vote on a right-to-work measure they say is an attack on workers' collective bargaining rights.

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