Emanuel Says Chicago Schools Will Open on Time This FallChicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool said Thursday the state action ``builds a foundation for cementing a long-term education funding solution.''
Illinois Lawmakers Pressing Toward Budget DealIllinois Republican senators say lawmakers are nearing an agreement on a six-month budget plan and a full-year's funding for public schools.
Nixon Backs Missouri Power Line for Wind EnergyNixon on Wednesday announced Clean Line Energy Partners has promised to adopt what he described as landowner protections.
Illinois Lawmakers Say Progress Made on Stopgap BudgetSenate Democrats and Republican leaders filed competing plans Tuesday aimed at keeping schools open this fall.
GOP, Democrats Say Progress Made in Illinois Budget TalksThe money for higher education appears to be one area of agreement in the rival proposals introduced Tuesday.
Nixon Signs Bill to Connect Prisons, Hospitals to Local FoodMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation to expand a state program aimed at serving locally grown food in school cafeterias.
Man Charged After Allegedly Trying to Scam Missouri GovernorA Michigan man who allegedly tried to collect fake debts from Gov. Jay Nixon has been charged with a felony for alleged deceptive business practices.
Missouri Law to Expand Crime of Sex Trafficking to Cover AdsNixon's office said state law currently doesn't comprehensively address advertising someone for sex trafficking.
Nixon Signs Bill For More Access To Anti-Overdose MedicineResidents soon will be able to carry medicine to counter heroin overdoses without a prescription under a new law signed Tuesday by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
Nixon Signs Bill to Limit Missouri Cities' Profit from FinesThe bill signed Friday builds on efforts that gained momentum after the August 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
Illinois Borrows Millions for Building Despite Budget MessIllinois borrowed $550 million Thursday for construction projects, taking advantage of historically low interest rates as the state approaches one full year with a budget.
Rauner Asks Voters to Beseech Democrats for Budget ActionLawmakers adjourned their spring session May 31 without reaching a budget deal with Rauner for the second straight year.

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