Illinois lawmakers have approved a pilot program that would place locking devices on some pharmacy painkiller prescriptions.
Rauner says the budget lawmakers passed is short by four billion dollars.
Roman Catholic bishops in Illinois have told state lawmakers they shouldn’t turn to gambling as a revenue fix for the state’s troubled budget.
Opposing lawmakers say this kind of treatment should remain a choice for those who want it. Supporters say it will remain a choice for those over 18, but minors should be protected from it because it is harmful.
Missouri lawmakers passed a $26 billion budget plan on Thursday for the next fiscal year that would increase basic aid for K-12 public schools while holding spending for social services stagnant.
A bill approved in the Missouri House would allow video captured through body cameras to remain private despite filing a Sunshine Law request.
Illinois lawmakers move forward with their “Granny Cam” bill for nursing homes, legislation in Missouri seems to be moving in the opposite direction.
Some Missouri lawmakers are rallying around a proposal to raise the gas tax by 2 cents to help forestall a transportation funding shortfall.
Nixon made his first veto of the session Friday, refusing to sign a measure he said unfairly penalizes experienced school administrators who want to continue their involvement in a school district.
A Republican lawmaker said a measure to require Missouri public schools recite the Pledge of Allegiance in English is needed because that’s the official language of the state.