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McCaskill Calls for Advocacy Group in Jefferson City

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is calling for an advocacy group in Jefferson City to help interns handle sexual harassment from lawmakers.

07/29/2015

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Hanaway Urges Stricter Penalty for Sale of Fetal Organs

Republican candidate for Missouri governor Catherine Hanaway during an anti-abortion rally Tuesday said the penalty for selling aborted fetus remains should be a felony, not a misdemeanor.

07/28/2015

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Nixon Calls for Ethics Law Changes After Two Lawmakers Resign

Missouri’s Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that state ethics laws need to be revamped in light of accusations that led to the resignations of two state lawmakers this year.

07/28/2015

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State Issues Video Gambling Licenses to Illegal Operators

The Illinois Gaming Board has issued licenses to run video-gambling machines to several people with ties to crime and illegal gambling, according to the Chicago Tribune.

07/21/2015

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Republicans Ask Missouri Governor to Arm National Guard

Republican lawmakers are calling on Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to arm the state National Guard after a recent attack on two Tennessee military facilities left five soldiers dead.

07/20/2015

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Temporary Budget, Likely Doomed, Goes to Illinois Governor

Illinois lawmakers sent a stop-gap budget plan Wednesday to Gov. Bruce Rauner, who will likely dismiss the one piece to emerge from a flurry of Capitol activity, which did little to move the state toward a yearlong spending agreement.

07/15/2015

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Rauner Tells Lawmakers He’ll Trade Taxes for ‘Turnaround’

Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday he is willing to raise taxes if the General Assembly agrees to his alterations of the Illinois legal and political landscape.

07/08/2015

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Nixon to Veto Student Transfers Bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will veto a bill to revamp the state’s system allowing students to transfer from failing schools, two Missouri lawmakers who took a lead in crafting the legislation said on Thursday.

06/25/2015

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Lawmakers OK Bill Pardoning Underage Drinkers Who Call 911

Illinois lawmakers have approved legislation that would grant amnesty to underage drinkers who call 911 to get help.

06/17/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Launches Ads Blasting Democrats as Legislators Meet

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner launched television ads blasting House Speaker Michael Madigan and other Illinois Democrats as unwilling to cut spending as state legislators returned to Springfield on Tuesday in an overtime […]

06/16/2015

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