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Missouri Motorcycle Riders Had Good Legislative Year

Missouri motorcyclists would benefit from several bills awaiting the governor’s signature this year.

05/23/2013

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The Stan Span Inches Closer to Reality

Missouri House members gave the legislation final approval 149-1 on Monday. It now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.

05/06/2013

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Missouri Bill Allows More Time To Give Up Newborns

The measure would extend the state’s “safe harbor” period which currently allows parents to turn over babies up within a five day window.

04/16/2013

A U.S. Senate committee called on drone industry experts to testify about the future use of drones in law enforcement. (AFP/Getty/Brendan Smialowski)

Illinois Lawmakers Consider Controls on Drones

At the start of what could be a new era in police surveillance, an Illinois legislator is proposing a limit on how law enforcement agencies can use drones.

04/08/2013

Springfield, IL

Illinois Senate Committee Approves 2 Pension Proposals

Two somewhat similar pension proposals moved out of a top committee Wednesday in hopes of generating momentum on addressing Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation pension problem.

03/14/2013

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Missouri Infrastructure Needs Could Hit Your Wallet Hard

One proposal would increase the state sales tax by 1 cent for a decade.

02/18/2013

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Missouri Lawmakers Consider Bill That Would Mandate Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse

In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky trial, Missouri legislators are continuing to debate what defines a criminal in sexual abuse cases.

01/31/2013

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Missouri To Consider Eliminating Foreclosure Mediation Programs

Foreclosure mediation had started in St. Louis County last year, requiring those being foreclosed on to meet with the lender and a mediator to work out a way that the person could stay in their homes.

01/30/2013

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St. Louis Alderman Pushing for Reduced Pot Penalties

If a St. Louis alderman has his way, the possession of a small amount of marijuana would be treated basically like a traffic ticket.

01/10/2013

Healthcare

Illinois to Decide on Essential Health Benefits

As the presidential election focuses on President Barack Obama’s national health care overhaul, Illinois has been inching toward implementing the law.

09/06/2012

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