Missouri Republican Proposes Birth Control from PharmacistsUnder the measure, a woman would be required to visit a doctor within three years of the pharmacist's initial prescription to continue receiving the contraceptives.
Missouri Lawmakers Get in Fistfight Over Right-to-Work BillRep. Courtney Allen Curtis released a copy of the restraining order and a House ethics complaint he filed against Rep. Michael Butler. Both are St. Louis area Democrats.
Missouri Bill Calls for Reporting of Lobbyist, Lawmaker SexA Missouri bill proposed this week would require lobbyists to report sexual relationships they have with lawmakers or their staff, a change the sponsor says would promote transparency.
Missouri Looks at Criminalizing Using Drugs while PregnantRep. Jered Taylor, a Republican from Nixa, said his bill is intended to get women into treatment before they give birth.
Changes in Illinois Policing Standards Take Effect Jan. 1Some of the changes touch on issues brought up after the killing of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer.
Missouri Bid to Strip Scholarships if Athletes Strike PulledThe bill sparked a social media backlash, with critics saying it would rob athletes of their free-speech rights by holding their scholarships hostage.
Illinois Lawmakers Call New Gun Ownership Bill 'Common Sense'No guns if you have been adjudged to be mentally ill, or are on the no-fly list.
Missouri College Students Could Soon Bring Their Guns to SchoolThe bill wouldn't force schools to allow guns, as long as they are protecting their students by other means.
Illinois Lawmaker Wants Chicago Police Under County ControlLaShawn Ford thinks the office of the Cook County Sheriff should have a greater role in policing the city of Chicago, and possibly even "take over" the department.
Lawmaker Opposition Casts Doubt on New St. Louis StadiumStadium task force co-chair Dave Peacock counters: plan must "make sense and provide benefit for all."
Missouri Lawmaker Pushes Health Director on Abortion CenterA Missouri Republican lawmaker who is running for attorney general in 2016 is threatening to hold the state's health department director in contempt if she doesn't reveal which hospital grants admitting privileges to a Columbia Planned Parenthood.
Rauner Praises House Vote to Block Lawmaker Pay Raise