Missouri House committee endorses funding increase for public schools.
Democratic Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago addressed House members Tuesday on the floor before the bill was to be called for a vote.
Across the country, donors big and small are opening their wallets to help keep afloat programs that protect people in need as the government shutdown persists. A pair of Texas philanthropists pledged up to $10 million to help Head Start programs for poor children hurt by the shutdown. A university in New Hampshire decided to offer scholarships to active-duty military personnel whose tuition assistance has been switched off by the shutdown. And in Arkansas, people have been donating to Our House.
Illinois legislators are back to work in the Capitol to work on pensions.
Firearms manufacturers looking to relocate to Missouri could collect a tax credit under a bill given first-round approval by the House.
It would expand who can buy and carry weapons, while also declaring federal gun control proposals unenforceable within the state’s borders.
Lawmakers voted 61-57 Wednesday to allow physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients with specific terminal illnesses.
As drone technology becomes more accessible to the public, several industries have found practical uses for the unmanned aircrafts.
The Missouri House bill would put Clay’s name on the Missouri portion of the Poplar Street Bridge.
A proposal to make Illinois the 10th state to allow gay marriage will face a “very difficult” reception in the Illinois House.