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Mo. House Increases Funding for Schools

Missouri House committee endorses funding increase for public schools.

02/19/2014

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Debate On Gay Marriage Legislation Begins in Illinois

Democratic Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago addressed House members Tuesday on the floor before the bill was to be called for a vote.

11/05/2013

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Donors Chip In To Help Programs Hurt By Shutdown

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.

10/13/2013

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Illinois Legislators are Back for Pensions

Illinois legislators are back to work in the Capitol to work on pensions.

06/19/2013

Missouri House Endorses Tax Break For Gun Manufacturers

Firearms manufacturers looking to relocate to Missouri could collect a tax credit under a bill given first-round approval by the House.

04/30/2013

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Missouri House Endorses Sweeping Gun Proposals

It would expand who can buy and carry weapons, while also declaring federal gun control proposals unenforceable within the state’s borders.

04/18/2013

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Illinois House Approves Use of Medical Marijuana

Lawmakers voted 61-57 Wednesday to allow physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients with specific terminal illnesses.

04/17/2013

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Missouri House Endorses Ban On Drones, Critics Say It Goes Too Far

As drone technology becomes more accessible to the public, several industries have found practical uses for the unmanned aircrafts.

04/04/2013

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Missouri House Supports Naming Bridge After Clay

The Missouri House bill would put Clay’s name on the Missouri portion of the Poplar Street Bridge.

03/28/2013

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Madigan: Gay Marriage 12 Votes Short in House

A proposal to make Illinois the 10th state to allow gay marriage will face a “very difficult” reception in the Illinois House.

03/13/2013

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