Missouri House Advances Plan for $242M in Extra SpendingAbout $45 million would come from state general revenue, with the rest coming from federal and other funds.
Illinois House Votes Against Making Obama Birthday a HolidayThe Illinois House has rejected making his birthday a state holiday.
Missouri Tax Break for Seniors, Disabled Renters Could EndHouse members voted 85-72 Thursday in favor of axing the roughly $55-million-a-year tax break.
Missouri House Votes for Restrictions on Child MarriagesUnder current law, children ages 15-17 can get married with permission from a parent, and those younger than 15 need approval from a judge.
Missouri House Budget Leader Proposes Full Aid for SchoolsThe proposal also includes $36 million more than Greitens' proposal for school transportation.
Missouri House Votes for Local Lobbyist Gift BanIt would prevent any local government official, including superintendents or charter school operators, from accepting lobbyist gifts.
Rep. Bruce Franks Will Not Run for Mayor as Write-In CandidateFranks wrote on Instagram that he doesn't want to leave his current House seat open and allow Republican Gov. Eric Greitens to take his time scheduling a special election.
Missouri House Passes Change to Tort LawsuitsIt would limit plaintiffs' ability to combine lawsuits and require plaintiffs to individually establish a venue where a case is heard.
Measure Allowing Travelers to Drink at Airport Gates Moves ForwardThe measure would allow drinks from bars and restaurants to be finished elsewhere in the airport.
Missouri House Pushes Real ID Compliance Measure ForwardWithout complaint licenses, Missourians won't be able to use state identification to board airplanes or visit some federal facilities starting in January 2018.
Missouri Lawmakers Push Public Construction RestrictionsMissouri lawmakers are moving forward with proposals to end union-only contracts in public construction.
Missouri Lawmakers Consider Policing ProposalsThe approval came just hours after a committee discussed a proposal that would require courts to appoint special prosecutors in officer-involved shooting or death cases.