Rauner Signs Bill Banning Sale of `Bath Salts' in StoresGov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Monday to punish Illinois retailers that sell so-called bath salts, which are chemicals that mimic the effects of cocaine and other powerful drugs.
Illinois Comptroller: State Backlog Will Be $10BLegislators approved a stop-gap budget covering some expenses until January.
New Missouri Law Will Require Review of Welfare RollsNixon said he won't sign the measure, but he's not vetoing it.
Nixon Signs Deadly Force Bill, New Sentencing GuidelinesMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday signed a bill that brings Missouri's law on deadly force into compliance with a Supreme Court ruling from more than 30 years ago.
Rauner Announces Group to Study Education Funding FormulaGov.Bruce Rauner wouldn't specify what he thinks the commission should pursue.
Local Health Officials Urge Lawmakers to Approve Zika FundingAs Congress convenes for the final week before its August recess, some local health officials are urging lawmakers to approve emergency funding to help fight Zika before they head home.
Nixon Signs Missouri Bill Limiting Access to Police VideosNixon signed the legislation Friday.
House Passes Mental Health BillRecently the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that is getting some praise locally.
Missouri Governor Vetoes Photo ID Voting RequirementMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Thursday that would have required voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Lawmakers OK Grace Period for Late License RegistrationIllinois lawmakers have voted to require extra time for motorists to renew license plates if state officials don't notify them.
New Missouri Law Shields Those Who Rescue Kids From Hot CarsGov. Jay Nixon on Friday signed the legislation into law. It took effect immediately.
Rauner, Lawmakers Not Done Yet With Illinois BudgetA six-month spending plan is in place, but lawmakers and Gov. Rauner want to reach a "grand compromise" this fall.

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