Missouri Lawmakers Power Up For Electric Special SessionLegislation that would allow lower electricity rates for two manufacturers supporters say could return jobs to a region in the southeast part of the state.
Missouri Expungement Fees Could Violate State ConstitutionA report by the state auditor cautions that the 2016 law could surpass constitutional limits on lawmakers raising taxes or fees without a public vote.
Missouri Lawmakers Pass Bill on Sales Tax for St. Louis ZooThe measure also would allow the zoo to charge admission for new facilities for people who live in counties that don't adopt a zoo tax.
Tougher Discrimination Bill Goes to Missouri Governor NextRepublican Gov. Eric Greitens will receive the legislation on his desk soon. He is likely to sign it.
Missouri Lawmakers OK Ban on Sex Offenders By Kids' MuseumsThe measure also would make sex trafficking of minors a form of child abuse under state law.
Illinois Senate Votes For 'TRUST' With Immigrant CommunityIt prohibits local or state police from cooperating with federal authorities who are investigating immigrants but do not have a criminal warrant.
Illinois Senators OK Internet Privacy MeasureIt would also allow internet users to determine which third parties companies such as Facebook or Google are sharing their personal details with.
Ill. House Bill Requires Elementary, High Schools to Teach CursiveDon't toss that grammar school composition paper yet!
Missouri House Passes Bill to Protect Airbnb, Other RentalsThe bill would leave it up to local governments to set requirements for the minimum age for guests, registration and safety.
Missouri Senate Votes To Up Funding For Public K-12 SchoolsSenators were split on whether to give the extra money to K-12 schools while state revenues are lagging.
LGBT Anti-Discrimination Legislation Stalled in MissouriIt's legal now in Missouri to fire someone or evict them from an apartment if they are gay, and efforts by some state lawmakers to outlaw such discrimination are dwindling as the session nears a close.
Missouri House Votes to Extend Donations to Organ Donor FundA proposal to extend a tax checkoff program for organ donations after an emotional speech from a representative with a personal connection to the fund.

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