Illinois Seeks to Limit Use of Solitary ConfinementAs many as 82,000 inmates are in solitary on any given day, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
COLUMN: Introduced Bills Aren't Always to Change LawSometimes a bill is introduced to be a "rain maker" to generate a rain of campaign contributions or support from special interests.
Democrats Oppose Abortion Notification BillThe current law requires one parent to approve of an abortion in writing.
Missouri Supreme Court Upholds HIV-Risk LawThe Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a woman who did not tell her sexual partner that she was HIV-positive.
AP Sunshine Requests Denied by Legislative LeadersHouse Minority Leader Jake Hummel was the only one of Missouri's top four lawmakers to provide the information.
Youth-on-Youth Abuse Hotline Calls Spike After Missouri LawStatistics provided by the agency show the state has received about 325 calls per month, more than six times the number officials anticipated.
Missouri Senator Proposes Expanding "Stand Your Ground" LawsSen. Kurt Schaefer, a Republican from Columbia, told a Senate panel Wednesday that people should be able to do whatever it takes to defend themselves without worrying about a lawsuit afterward.
Measure Seeks to Reduce Child ShootingsParents could be prosecuted for child endangerment.
More Chickens May Come Home to Roost in St. LouisSt. Louis residents could keep as many as eight chickens in their backyard, under a bill being considered in the board of aldermen.
Michael Brown's Family Pushes for Missouri Body Camera Bill"As a mother who lost her son, I ask you to not let this bill just sit on your desk,'' she said. ``This is not a black or white issue. This is a right and wrong issue.''
Missouri Defends Law Capping Cities' Traffic Ticket RevenueTwelve cities are arguing a state law capping how much revenue municipalities can draw from traffic tickets unfairly singles out the St. Louis area and violates the state constitution.
New Illinois Law Imposes Fine For Minors With E-CigsIllinois law already prohibits selling e-cigarettes to anyone under 18.

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