Illinois Judge Rules in Favor of Lawmakers Seeking PayA Cook County judge ruled Thursday that Illinois lawmakers must be paid on time despite their failure to pass a budget.
Missouri Legislature Passes Regulations for Herbicide Use
Missouri Tax Break for Seniors, Disabled Renters Could EndHouse members voted 85-72 Thursday in favor of axing the roughly $55-million-a-year tax break.
Missouri House Votes for Restrictions on Child MarriagesUnder current law, children ages 15-17 can get married with permission from a parent, and those younger than 15 need approval from a judge.
Illinois Could Lose $40 Billion in Federal Medicaid SupportThe overhaul would also cap federal support given to states for Medicaid recipients instead of matching whatever states decide to spend.
Missouri Senate Passes Rules for Vetting Expert WitnessesMissouri judges currently admit expert testimony if it's based on facts ``reasonably relied upon by experts in the field.''
Missouri Governor Wants Flexibility in New Health Care PlanThe Republican governor says any new plan also should offer flexibility to families so they have health care options.
Missouri House Votes for Local Lobbyist Gift BanIt would prevent any local government official, including superintendents or charter school operators, from accepting lobbyist gifts.
Over 250,000 Missourians to Lose Coverage Under 'Trumpcare'As Missouri hospitals watch the healthcare reform debate in Washington, they're hoping the bill now under consideration does not make it through Congress.
Connecticut, Other States Look to Stop Child MarriagesLegislation that attempts to end or curb child marriage has been proposed this year in New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, Missouri, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Missouri House Passes Change to Tort LawsuitsIt would limit plaintiffs' ability to combine lawsuits and require plaintiffs to individually establish a venue where a case is heard.
Missouri Bill on Deported Immigrants Gets Initial ApprovalIf it passes the Legislature and becomes law, deported immigrants who come back and commit assaults and dangerous felony offenses would face three to 10 years in prison.

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