Greitens Focuses on Job Growth During State of the State``The people have sent us a message: We must do everything in our power to put people back to work in good, high-paying jobs,'' Greitens says.
Regulation Proposal for Ride-Hailing Services Move ForwardA state House committee on Tuesday, voted 12-1 to move forward a proposal to create statewide regulations for app-based companies such as Uber and its competitor - Lyft.
Legislation Would Require Illinois Schools to Test for LeadThe new bill applies to schools built before 2000 with Pre-K through 5th grade classes, requiring them to test for lead in kitchen sinks and drinking fountains.
Missouri Lawmakers Take First Steps Toward Right to WorkRepublican Gov. Eric Greitens' support for the proposal means it likely will become law this year.
Missouri Lawmakers Vote to Continue Smoking in OfficesSmoking is already prohibited in hallways and legislative chambers - but not offices.
Nasheed Won't Run for St. Louis MayorShe says there's too much work to do on the state level, especially now that Republicans control the governor's mansion.
UPDATE: Missouri GOP Starts 2017 Legislative Session With New AllyRepublicans still hold a commanding majority in both the House & Senate, but now there is no Democratic Governor to keep a balance.
Missouri Gov.-Elect Greitens Adds Lawmaker to Top StaffersA Columbia state lawmaker will be Missouri Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens' deputy chief of staff.
Dispute Settled Over Degree Offerings From Missouri SchoolsThe report says research and professional degrees are exclusively the role of the four University of Missouri schools and that 12 community colleges should stick to granting associate degrees and certificates.
Senators Urge Action to Block Drastic Drug Price HikesAngered by skyrocketing drug prices, a pair of senators on Wednesday urged Congress to block companies from cornering the market on old, off-patent drugs.
Missouri Lawmaker Says He Won't Revive Religious Objections``It's an issue that's not likely to go away, but I don't think it's going to be a major focus of the session,'' Onder said.
Illinois Governor Signs Law Giving IDs to Released InmatesIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation ensuring that people released from prison receive a valid state identification card before departing.

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