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Impasse Between Rauner, Democrats Continues Over Budget

As legislative leaders acknowledged they’ll blow past their end-of-session deadline without a deal and both sides dug in for a fight that could last well into summer.

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The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri on March 22, 2011.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Senate Quits Early, Killing Numerous Bills

Senate Democrats briefly relented Friday from a weeklong blockade to allow final approval of a bill reauthorizing $3.6 billion of annual health care provider taxes for the state’s Medicaid program. But that was the only bill they let come to a vote.

05/15/2015

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Missouri House Approves Change to Standard for Deadly Force

The House’s vote Friday sends the bill to the Senate, where activity has been stalled this week. Legislators face a 6 p.m. Friday deadline to give final approval to bills.

05/15/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Right-to-Work Supporters Prepare for Possible Veto

Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dan Mehan says if Gov. Nixon does veto the measure, they will try to receive enough votes to override his veto.

05/14/2015

The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri GOP Lawmakers Send ‘Right-to-Work’ Bill to Governor

Missouri Republicans used their large majorities to send a “right-to-work” measure to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday but appear to lack the support to override an expected veto.

05/13/2015

Republicans in Mo. Senate Push to Rein in City Actions

Senate expanded a House bill Tuesday that would ban municipalities from barring the use of plastic bags and also stop cities and towns from increasing their minimum wage.

05/05/2015

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Missouri OKs Ending Life Sentences for Minors

A bill that could mean reduced sentences for minors found guilty of first-degree murder is moving forward in the Missouri House.

05/04/2015

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Bill Regulating In-Car Smoking in Illinois Fails

State Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) sponsored a bill he said intended to protect children from second-hand smoke.

05/04/2015

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Illinois Bill Aims at Preventing Suicides in College Students

It’s not always obvious when a loved one is considering suicide. An Illinois Senate committee has signed onto something which may help.

05/04/2015

Red light camera warning sign, downtown St. Louis (KMOX)

Voters Could Weigh In on Red Light Cameras

Supporters of the ban say red light cameras are used by cities to generate revenue, and there is limited evidence on whether they improve safety.

04/30/2015

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