Rauner Proposes Open, Then Closed, Budget NegotiationThe highly anticipated, publicly monitored budget summit among Illinois' feuding leaders should be mostly closed to the public, Gov. Bruce Rauner said Friday.
Bill to Ban 'Revenge Porn' Fails in Recent Session“Clearly Missouri needs to update the tech laws in this area,” St. Louis Attorney Brad Young says . “Illinois has a very good law on this.
Pressure Mounts for Illinois Lawmakers to End Budget Impasse Pressure is building for Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats to end their months-long stalemate over Illinois' budget, though lawmakers appear no closer to a deal as they reconvene on Tuesday for the first time in weeks.
Nixon Blocks $46M in State Spending to Fix Missouri BudgetMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday blocked more than $46 million in state spending in what he said was a move to balance the budget following the loss of millions of dollars in tobacco settlement money.
Political Fundraising and Public ServiceIt used to be called the "lug system" but now political candidates have other methods.
Missouri GOP Lawmakers Brainstorm New Abortion LegislationMembers of a House committee Wednesday floated ways to revamp state policy after reviewing abortion practices in Missouri for months.
The Latest on the Missouri Legislative SessionLawmakers have rejected an effort to make Missouri the 26th right-to-work state.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Veto of Anti-Heroin Bill
Rauner on Union-Strike Veto: 'Let Me Do My Job'Imploring them to "let me do my job,'' Gov. Bruce Rauner asked Illinois lawmakers Tuesday not to undo his veto of a measure authorizing an unelected arbitrator to decide a potential labor-negotiation stalemate.
Gov. Rauner Signs Lawmakers' Rejected Pay HikeGov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law barring Illinois lawmakers from receiving a pay raise this year.
Rauner: 'No lockout' of State Workers, But Strike Possible Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that he won't lock out state workers if his administration and the largest public-employee union can't agree on a new contract, but both sides acknowledged that they are nowhere near a deal.
Illinois Senate Approves Plan to Spend $5B in Federal FundsIllinois lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to direct almost $5 billion in federal funds to social service agencies after one advocate described the state's long-running budget problems as a "death march.''