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New Bill Would Make ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Ill. Children Illegal

The legislation would make it illegal for mental health specialists to try to change the sexual orientation of anyone under 18 in Illinois.

01/21/2015

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Bill Would Impose Restrictions on Welfare Programs TANF, SNAP

The bill would reduce the lifetime limit a person can be on TANF from five years to two. Sen. David Sater said that would encourage TANF members to hold a job and be able to be independent from the government sooner.

01/21/2015

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Police Killings Prompt Array of Bills in State Legislatures

With legislatures convening across the country, lawmakers are moving quickly to respond to one of the biggest stories of the past year, the police killings of unarmed residents in Missouri, New York and elsewhere.

01/14/2015

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Missouri Lawmaker: No Energy Drinks with Food Assistance

Democratic state Rep. Keith English of Florissant filed legislation recently to prevent Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funds from buying the drinks.

01/09/2015

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Missouri Bill Requires Check of Employee Resident Status

All Missouri employers would be required to use a federal verification system to check employees’ legal resident status under legislation introduced Monday that’s aimed at curbing the number of immigrants working illegally in the state.

12/16/2014

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State Sen. Wants to End Cities Deriving Too Much Revenue from Traffic Fines

Sen. Schmitt has submitted legislation that would allow only 10 percent of a city’s budget to be derived from traffic fines. The law currently allows 30 percent.

12/04/2014

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GOP Veto-Proof Majority in Mo. Voters’ Hands

State party chairs doing last-minute pitches for candidates.

10/26/2014

Businesses in Ferguson say they are just “going to wait and see” how to sustain what has been a tumultuous few months of riots and dramatically reduced revenue, with some local store owners saying customers are “too scared” to bring their business to the area.  (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Missouri Lawmakers Could Debate Prosecutors’ Role

Following a fatal police shooting that has fueled weeks of protests, Missouri lawmakers could consider legislation that would remove local prosecutors from decisions about whether to charge police involved in deadly shootings.

10/13/2014

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Missouri Union Bill Exempts First Responders

Some lawmakers are trying to curb the power of organized labor, but want to avoid upsetting some key political constituencies, namely police and firefighters.

05/10/2014

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House Approves Missouri Motorcycle Legislation

Lawmakers for years have debated proposals that would make helmets optional.

04/25/2014

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