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Gov. Rauner Uses Veto to Amend Pot Decriminalization Bills

Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto authority Friday to alter a pair of marijuana bills, setting higher fines in a measure decriminalizing small amounts of the drug and scaling back an extension to Illinois’ medical cannabis pilot program.

08/14/2015

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Bill Will Raise Traffic Fines; Judge Says No Worries

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to sign the legislation authorizing the $300 fines.

05/12/2015

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St. Louis County to Decrease Traffic Ticket Fines

A major reform was announced for St. Louis County municipal courts regarding the way motorists will be treated who receive tickets.

04/09/2015

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St. Louis County Municipal Courts Agree to Lower Fines

In response to outrage over the patchwork quilt of small towns all charging different – and sometimes exorbitant – amounts for tickets, 80 local courts agree to a uniform fine schedule.

04/09/2015

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Municipal Court Reform Advances in Missouri Legislature

Co-chairs of the Ferguson Commission commend the legislative action.

04/02/2015

Appeals court judge Roy Richter opens Ferguson municipal court, lays out how things will proceed. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

New Judge Sits Behind Ferguson Bench

State appeals judge Roy Richter introduced himself to defendants, first, by lowering many fines, putting them in line with what the state and county charge.

03/20/2015

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Mo. Senate Votes to Cut Down How Much Cities Can Fund Budgets from Traffic Fines

Schmitt’s bill would cut from 30 percent to 10 percent how much of a city’s budget can be financed by traffic fines.

02/11/2015

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Missouri Cities Added to Lawsuits Over Traffic Fine Revenues

More St. Louis County cities are facing a lawsuit from the state attorney general over traffic fine revenues.

01/22/2015

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Missouri Bill Requires Check of Employee Resident Status

All Missouri employers would be required to use a federal verification system to check employees’ legal resident status under legislation introduced Monday that’s aimed at curbing the number of immigrants working illegally in the state.

12/16/2014

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Study Calls for Reform in St. Louis Area Speed-Trap Towns

Municipal traffic courts across the city and county are taking in $65 million a year, and Dave Liepholtz with Better Together says for many, it’s getting old.

10/16/2014

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