Greitens Backs Ramped-Up Missouri Abortion BillGreitens earlier this month called lawmakers back to the Capitol for a special session focused on abortion.
Slow Start for Ill. Special SessionIllinois' special legislative session called to address the budget crisis is off to a slow start.
Missouri House Passes Law to Tighten Abortion RegulationThe legislation now heads back to the Senate because of changes made in the House to create more stringent restrictions.
GOP Offers 'Compromise' State Budget With Familiar ReformsIllinois Republicans presented a familiar ``compromise'' spending and reform plan Wednesday they argued could end the gridlock.
As Missouri Debates New Abortion Curbs, Both Sides RallyRepublican Gov. Eric Greitens led an anti-abortion rally in support of proposed new measures such as mandatory annual health inspections of clinics.
Missouri Senate Panel Advances Abortion RegulationsThe proposals could be debated by the full Senate as early as Wednesday.
Missouri Lawmakers Return for Special Session on AbortionMissouri Gov. Eric Greitens, in calling for the special session last week, said he wants the local ordinance undone, saying it makes St. Louis ``an abortion sanctuary city.''
Missouri Takes Step Toward Compliance with Federal ID LawThe legislation signed Monday will give residents the option to get driver's licenses or other identification cards that comply with the federal Real ID Act.
Lawmakers Wonder if Greitens Will Call for Second Special SessionGov. Greitens told the Associated Press after the first special session ended that he might consider a second special session to take up unfinished business.
Illinois Legislature, Governor Set National Futility RecordAgreeing on a budget after May 31 requires a three-fifths majority vote, which would make it all the harder.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Hints at More Special SessionsHe called lawmakers back into session this week, saying he was ``cancelling their summer vacations.''
State Rep. Posts Constituents' Messages on Governor's DoorRep. Bruce Franks Jr., of St. Louis, took the action early Wednesday.

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