Missouri Lawmaker Asks Students to Rethink Going to MizzouDemocratic Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis of Ferguson said in a statement Thursday he's concerned about the welfare of minority students.
Missouri House Advances Bill to Expand Castle Doctrine LawDemocratic opponents say the legislation encourages use of deadly force.
McCaskill: Pentagon Can't Close Military BasesShe says the Pentagon is just trying to get Congress' attention.
Missouri Legislature Passes Bill to Cap School Funding GoalThe House voted 116-38 Tuesday to send the bill to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, who has said he opposes the move and appears apt to veto it.
Illinois House Committee OKs Progressive Income Tax PlanA measure asking voters in November to tax Illinois' wealthiest residents at higher rates is heading to the full House for consideration.
Ill. Rep. Kay: "We Haven't Done Anything" to Deserve Paychecks"We've been sitting around here, literally twiddling our thumbs, for the past four months."
COLUMN: Introduced Bills Aren't Always to Change LawSometimes a bill is introduced to be a "rain maker" to generate a rain of campaign contributions or support from special interests.
Missouri Senate OKs Fuel Tax Hike to Pay for Roads, BridgesThe bill now awaits action in the House, and it would also require voter approval.
Illinois Considers Legalizing Daily Fantasy Sports BettingIllinois is among several states with pending legislation on the issue this year.
Illinois Considers Raising Age to Buy Tobacco ProductsThe bill comes as California Gov. Jerry Brown considers whether to sign legislation that would raise the tobacco-buying age to 21 in his state.
Senate Approves Panel to Review University of Missouri RulesLawmakers voted 28-2 Monday to form the panel, which will recommend changes by the end of the year.
Ride-Hail Company Regulations Advance in Missouri HouseThe Missouri House is advancing regulations for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft.

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