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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

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Opens Illinois State Fair Despite Not Having Budget

Gov. 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!”

08/14/2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Gov. Rauner Signs Lawmakers’ Rejected Pay Hike

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law barring Illinois lawmakers from receiving a pay raise this year.

08/13/2015

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House Panel OKs Federal-Funding Plan Over Rauner’s Protest

What 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.

08/11/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetos House Bill 116, as union officials and legislators look on in St. Louis on June 4, 2015. Nixon says if the legislation passes it would lower wages, squeeze middle-class families, and subject businesses to criminal and unlimited civil liability.  Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Governor Nixon Vetoes Right-to-Work Bill

Governor Nixon has struck down legislation that would make Missouri a Right-to-Work state.

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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Bill to Extend Medical Cannabis Pilot Program

The red tape holding up an actual, legal, medical marijuana transaction in Illinois should not count against people who need the drug, according to a bill in the General Assembly.

04/23/2015

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Missouri Falls Short of National Average When it Comes to Pay Equality

Women make 71 cents to every $1 men make in Missouri. The national average is 78 cents to the dollar, according to Doyle.

03/16/2015

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Legislation Filed to Prohibit Sale of Bonds for St. Louis Stadium

Republican Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, filed legislation Thursday to block the sale or refinancing of bonds by Gov. Jay Nixon to fund a new NFL stadium.

02/18/2015

Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) makes his comments at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in St. Louis on June 7, 2014. The Jefferson Jackson dinner is a yearly gathering of the state's democratic party. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Durbin Says He’s Against ‘Right to Work’ Laws and Doesn’t Want Them in Illinois

Durbin says if the result of a right-to-work law is reducing pay and preventing employees from collectively bargaining over workplace conditions, the idea “doesn’t do workers any favors.”

02/09/2015

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