Illinois Dems, GOP Back Talking Day After Shouting, BooingNegotiations remain tenuous and lawmakers conclude their spring session Tuesday.
Illinois Service Providers Accelerate State Payment LawsuitThe governor's office says the answer lies in a ``balanced, reform-oriented budget.''
Gov. Rauner Vetoes Illinois Union Arbitration Bill``My action today defends taxpayers who are being denied their voice at the bargaining table,'' Rauner said in his veto.
Missouri Senators Pass Expanded Gun RightsWith only hours remaining in Missouri's legislative session, state senators passed a bill Friday that would allow people to carry concealed guns without needing permits while also expanding their right to stand and fight against perceived threats.
Lawmakers Pass Prison Options for Juveniles Guilty of MurderUnder the proposal, people who are currently serving a life sentence for first-degree murder committed as a juvenile could get a parole hearing after serving at least 25 years.
Missouri Senate Republicans Blast Planned Parenthood RulingLawmakers argued that they had a right to question a state-funded hospital's decision to provide such privileges.
Voter ID Measure Passes Missouri SenateSenators voted 24-8 along party lines Wednesday to pass a constitutional amendment that would allow for such a law.
Missouri Senate OKs Bill to Up Asset Cap for MedicaidSenators passed the legislation 29-1 Tuesday, but it heads back to the House because of Senate changes.
Legislature Tightens Schools' Anti-Bullying PoliciesBill sponsor Rep. Sue Allen said some districts' weak bullying policies have failed to protect students.
Missouri Senate Passes Bill to Regulate Daily Fantasy SportsThe legislation also would require an annual operating fee of 11.5 percent of a site's net revenue.
Missouri Senate Passes Bill for More Access to PrescriptionsLawmakers' deadline to decide on bills is Friday.
Illinois Schools Warn of Closures, Layoffs Without BudgetThe challenge facing superintendents is that the epic partisan gridlock that has left the state without a budget for 11 months is spilling over into education.

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