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Missouri House Panel Sends Medical Marijuana Bill Forward

The GOP-sponsored measure would set up a system for some Missouri residents with specific illnesses and a doctor’s approval to obtain and use marijuana legally in the state.

04/01/2015

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Illinois Senate Passes Plan to Fix Budget Hole

The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget.

03/26/2015

CEO of U.S. Steel promises the smokestacks in Granite City, Illinois, will not go cold forever. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Illinois Congressman Bost Says Granite City Steel Will Come Back

CEO of U.S. Steel promises shutdown is only temporary.

03/26/2015

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Bill Would Increase Penalty of an Adult Providing Alcohol to a Minor

“I can go out and write a $500 bad check and get a felony. But they can go out and kill, and get a misdemeanor.”

03/18/2015

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Missouri Falls Short of National Average When it Comes to Pay Equality

Women make 71 cents to every $1 men make in Missouri. The national average is 78 cents to the dollar, according to Doyle.

03/16/2015

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HIPAA, Wiretapping Laws Pose Legal Questions for Nursing Home Cameras

The fact that the systems would be controlled over the Internet has also raised concerns about hackers.

03/09/2015

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Legislation Filed to Prohibit Sale of Bonds for St. Louis Stadium

Republican Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, filed legislation Thursday to block the sale or refinancing of bonds by Gov. Jay Nixon to fund a new NFL stadium.

02/18/2015

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Missouri Lawmakers Urged to Boost Speed Limits

A measure would raise the speed limit on multi-lane highways in rural areas from 70 to 75 mph.

02/18/2015

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Missouri House Gives Final Approval to ‘Right-to-Work’ Bill

The Senate will now have a chance to consider the legislation, but it’s unclear whether it will pass in that chamber.

02/12/2015

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Illinois Governor Awards Medical Marijuana Licenses

Rauner awarded licenses to 18 cultivation centers and 52 retail shops, which means Illinois’ first legal marijuana crop could be harvested this year.

02/02/2015

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