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Newly Signed Legislation to Expand Access to Food Stamps in Illinois

Newly signed legislation will expand access to food stamps in Illinois.

07/29/2015

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Some Immigrant Students Face Doubt Over Missouri College Aid

With the fall semester set to begin in weeks for many Missouri colleges and universities, students whose parents brought them illegally to the U.S. still face uncertainty regarding financial aid for the upcoming school year.

07/27/2015

Members of the St. Louis County Council question the county's budget director during a special meeting on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

St. Louis County Councilwoman Seeks $10 Minimum Wage

Hazel Erby says her bill would raise the St. Louis County minimum wage to $10 per hour in 2016

07/22/2015

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Rauner OKs Ending Mandatory Life Sentences for Juveniles

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to end mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles.

07/20/2015

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Temporary Budget, Likely Doomed, Goes to Illinois Governor

Illinois lawmakers sent a stop-gap budget plan Wednesday to Gov. Bruce Rauner, who will likely dismiss the one piece to emerge from a flurry of Capitol activity, which did little to move the state toward a yearlong spending agreement.

07/15/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announces that St. Louis-area building trades have committed to a 24-hour construction schedule without overtime to build stadium, during a press conference in St. Louis on February 19, 2015. Based on the agreed schedule of three, eight-hour shifts, five days a week, it is estimated that construction on the proposed riverfront stadium could be completed in two years and would save approximately $40 million in construction costs when compared to a work schedule of two ten-hour shifts. The redevelopment proposal, announced in January, calls for an open-air, 64,000-seat stadium on a 90-plus acre site on the edge of the Mississippi River for the St. Louis Rams to play their home games. Standing with Nixon is St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (L) and St. Louis-area labor leaders. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Missouri Bills That Become Law Under Nixon

Here’s a look at some of the measures Governor Nixon signed or allowed to become law Tuesday.

07/15/2015

KEENESBURG, CO - OCTOBER 20:  A rescued bobcat waits to be fed at The Wild Animal Sanctuary on October 20, 2011 in Keenesburg, Colorado. The non-profit sanctuary is a 720 acre refuge for large carnivores that have been confiscated from illegal or abusive situations and is currently home to over 290 lions, tigers, bears, wolves and other animals. It is the oldest and largest carnivore sanctuary in the United States, having been in operation since 1980. On Tuesday the owner of a private 73 acre animal reserve in Zanesville, Ohio set loose 56 animals, mostly large carnivores, before shooting himself. Of the animals that fled, 49 were hunted down and killed by sheriff?s deputies and other law enforcement officers.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Bobcats Beware: New Hunting Law Passed in Illinois

Bobcat hunting season will be open in Illinois from November 1 to February 15.

07/15/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon speaks during the launch of the US Agriculture Coalition for Cuba at the National Press Club on January 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. The coalition is seeking to advance trade relations between the US and Cuba by ending the embargo policy. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Nixon Vetoes Missouri Bill to Limit Local Wage, Bag Laws

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday vetoed legislation that would have blocked cities from raising local wages and restricting use of plastic bags, a move Nixon called a “power grab” by state lawmakers.

07/10/2015

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Nixon Signs Ferguson-Inspired Court Reform Measure Into Law

Nixon: “Under this bill, cops will stop being revenue agents and go back to being cops.”

07/09/2015

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Missouri Changes Insurance Requirements for Eating Disorders

Nixon signed a bill to require insurers to cover eating disorders beyond the point of a person getting back to a certain weight.

06/29/2015

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