Missouri House Passes Ride-Hail Regulations for Uber, LyftThe legislation now heads to the Senate, where a similar bill is awaiting debate.
Missouri Legislation Would Close Police Reports of SuicidesSt. Louis Democrat Rep. Genise Montecillo's bill received approval Wednesday from a House committee.
Budget Plan Would Cut $8M from University of Missouri SystemThe budget plan also would cut more than $7 million from the system's administration half the reported amount for the administration in the current fiscal year.
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.

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