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.''
McCaskill Calls for Advocacy Group in Jefferson CityU.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is calling for an advocacy group in Jefferson City to help interns handle sexual harassment from lawmakers.
Hanaway Urges Stricter Penalty for Sale of Fetal OrgansRepublican 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.
Nixon Calls for Ethics Law Changes After Two Lawmakers ResignMissouri'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.
State Issues Video Gambling Licenses to Illegal OperatorsThe 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.
Republicans Ask Missouri Governor to Arm National GuardRepublican 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.
Temporary Budget, Likely Doomed, Goes to Illinois GovernorIllinois 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.

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