Illinois legislation would change standards of officer-involved death investigations, police-worn body cameras and officers’ use of force.
As legislative leaders acknowledged they’ll blow past their end-of-session deadline without a deal and both sides dug in for a fight that could last well into summer.
Senate Democrats briefly relented Friday from a weeklong blockade to allow final approval of a bill reauthorizing $3.6 billion of annual health care provider taxes for the state’s Medicaid program. But that was the only bill they let come to a vote.
The House’s vote Friday sends the bill to the Senate, where activity has been stalled this week. Legislators face a 6 p.m. Friday deadline to give final approval to bills.
Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dan Mehan says if Gov. Nixon does veto the measure, they will try to receive enough votes to override his veto.
Missouri Republicans used their large majorities to send a “right-to-work” measure to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday but appear to lack the support to override an expected veto.
Senate expanded a House bill Tuesday that would ban municipalities from barring the use of plastic bags and also stop cities and towns from increasing their minimum wage.
A bill that could mean reduced sentences for minors found guilty of first-degree murder is moving forward in the Missouri House.
State Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) sponsored a bill he said intended to protect children from second-hand smoke.
It’s not always obvious when a loved one is considering suicide. An Illinois Senate committee has signed onto something which may help.