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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Rauner Wins Labor Fight; Illinois House Fails Override

Gov. Bruce Rauner won a victory over a Democratic majority Wednesday when the Illinois House failed to override his veto of legislation designed to prevent a strike or lockout if union contract negotiations break down.

09/02/2015

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Legislatures Confident in Stopping State Bonds for NFL Stadium

Nixon’s Administration Commissioner says he doesn’t know if the state can be sued for not funding the bond payments.

08/28/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Removes Medicaid Coverage from Heroin-Overdose Bill

Gov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the General Assembly that attempts to curtail heroin overdoses, fearing a burdensome cost to the state.

08/24/2015

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

McCaskill, Richardson on ‘Dress Code’ as Response to Harassment Allegations

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill sent letters to Missouri Representatives Bill Kidd and Nick King on Tuesday, following reports that the legislators were considering instituting a dress code for interns as part of a response to allegations of sexual harassment against interns.

08/18/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner on Union-Strike Veto: ‘Let Me Do My Job’

Imploring them to “let me do my job,” Gov. Bruce Rauner asked Illinois lawmakers Tuesday not to undo his veto of a measure authorizing an unelected arbitrator to decide a potential labor-negotiation stalemate.

08/18/2015

Members of the Ferguson Police Department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Illinois Governor Signs Police Guidelines for Body Cameras

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation making Illinois among the first states to establish a comprehensive plan addressing police procedures including body cameras.

08/12/2015

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House Panel OKs Federal-Funding Plan Over Rauner’s Protest

What began as a bipartisan effort to distribute $5 billion in federal funds, and keep some Illinois programs afloat despite a budget stalemate, appeared Tuesday to be headed for a veto by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner amid a continuing financing feud with Democrats in the General Assembly.

08/11/2015

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Potential Life-Saving Drugs Made Available for Patients

Potentially life-saving drugs which are still in the testing phase will now be made available to certain patients in Illinois.

08/06/2015

Members of the Ferguson Police Department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Legislative Reforms Lagging a Year After Michael Brown’s Death

The Wall Street Journal reports that other than a few successful bills on body cameras for police officers, most other measures have failed or stalled amid opposition from police unions and prosecutors.

08/06/2015

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Students Need Doctor’s Approval After a Concussion

Illinois elementary, middle and high school students that suffer concussions, now need a doctor’s permission before returning to school.

08/04/2015

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