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Nixon to Veto Student Transfers Bill

The veto likely will mean the end of requiring failing districts to pay for students to transfer to better-performing ones nearby.

06/26/2015

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

St. Louis News Editors Spar Over Police Report Details Included in Article

Was Friday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl and a past affair with a Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon staffer newsworthy, and should it have included the name of a possible victim of sexual assault?

06/23/2015

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

Auto Union Fuels Nixon’s Funds After Right to Work Veto

Mo., representative says Governor Nixon accepted $50,000 for his veto of the Right to Work bill.

06/16/2015

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)

Gov. Rauner: Ill. Government Shutdown Will Not Happen

Rauner says the budget lawmakers passed is short by four billion dollars.

06/15/2015

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Happy Hour Bill Awaits Gov. Rauner’s Approval

Happy hour drink specials have been banned in Illinois since the late 1980s, but they could make a comeback under a measure awaiting the governor’s signature.

06/05/2015

The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri GOP Lawmakers Send ‘Right-to-Work’ Bill to Governor

Missouri Republicans used their large majorities to send a “right-to-work” measure to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday but appear to lack the support to override an expected veto.

05/13/2015

Missouri senator and physician Rob Schaaf, R-St.Joseph. (KMOX file photo)

Mo. Senator on New St. Louis NFL Stadium: ‘I’m Going to be a Wall’

Schaaf says as long as his “legs will stand up,” he will filibuster.

05/07/2015

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)

Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois Can’t Bail Out Chicago

The Republican governor delivered a rare speech to the Chicago City Council on Wednesday. He said the city’s agenda for fixing its fiscal issues cannot be separate from the state’s own reform efforts. He says it will require shared sacrifice and asked council members to work with him.

05/06/2015

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State Sen. Mike Parson Runs for Governor

State Senator Mike Parson announced Thursday that he will be running for Governor.

05/01/2015

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Missouri House Sends Unemployment Benefit Cuts to Governor

A top business priority for Missouri Republicans is heading to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk, but the measure did not get the number of votes needed to override a potential veto.

04/21/2015

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