Rauner Signs Bill Banning Sale of `Bath Salts' in StoresGov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Monday to punish Illinois retailers that sell so-called bath salts, which are chemicals that mimic the effects of cocaine and other powerful drugs.
Nixon Signs Deadly Force Bill, New Sentencing GuidelinesMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday signed a bill that brings Missouri's law on deadly force into compliance with a Supreme Court ruling from more than 30 years ago.
Gov. Nixon Allows Expanded Options For Beer Drinkers`We're always looking for ways to give new choices to consumers,'' said Schmitt, of Glendale.
Beagle-Rescue Group Sues U of I Over Research-Animal DataThe Beagle Freedom Foundation filed the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Monday.
Nixon Signs Bill For More Access To Anti-Overdose MedicineResidents soon will be able to carry medicine to counter heroin overdoses without a prescription under a new law signed Tuesday by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
Illinois Borrows Millions for Building Despite Budget MessIllinois borrowed $550 million Thursday for construction projects, taking advantage of historically low interest rates as the state approaches one full year with a budget.
New Missouri Law Requires CPR Training in High SchoolUnder the new law, students would have to take 30 minutes of CPR instruction, as well as training in the Heimlich maneuver.
Missouri Expands Crimes Targeting Credit Card FraudThe law will take effect Aug. 28.
Ill. Gov Rauner Reverses Course on Medical Marijuana ExpansionRauner has previously rejected attempts at expansion.
Congress Considers Ste. Genevieve for National Parks System``Ste. Genevieve is not only a treasure to us here in Southeast Missouri, but also part of our Missouri heritage and early American identity,'' said Smith, whose southeast Missouri district includes the town.
Lawmakers Pass Prison Options for Juveniles Guilty of MurderUnder the proposal, people who are currently serving a life sentence for first-degree murder committed as a juvenile could get a parole hearing after serving at least 25 years.
Missouri Legislature Sends Photo ID Amendment to VotersDemocrats say such a requirement could disenfranchise thousands of voters who don't have a driver's license or other identifications.

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