Budget Hopes Dim as Illinois House Property Tax Freeze FailsThe Republican governor, who is demanding the freeze, threatened to keep lawmakers in session over the July 4 holiday unless there is an agreement on a spending plan.
Madigan: Democrats Draft Budget With 4 Days Left In Session"Four more days to send a balanced budget to my desk. Stop wasting time,'' Gov. Bruce Rauner says in a Tweet.
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.

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