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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.



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.


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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.



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.



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.


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Illinois Governor Signs 4 Fire Safety Bills

The bill requires all college dorms to have sprinklers installed by 2014.


Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signing Senate Bill 689 into law

Nixon Wrapping Up Action on Missouri Legislation

Nixon signed legislation that made several changes to state election laws.


(L-R) Shawn Johnson, Summer Sanders, Cheyenne Woods, Billie Jean King, Tracy Wolfson, Sharon Byers and Jackie Joyner-Kersee join Coca-Cola and NCAA to honor the 40th Anniversary of Title IX at Jazz at Lincoln Center on June 18, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Coca-Cola)

As Title IX Turns 40, Legacy Goes Beyond Numbers

NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Emily Miller remembers learning about Title IX during history class, probably sometime in junior high. She’s a little fuzzy on the details, including how and why it came about. Every time […]

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Over Crowded Cells Prompt Early Release Policy

Gov. Pat Quinn says he is still awaiting the arrival of a bill that would reinstate an early release policy for non-violent criminals



Anti-Bullying Bill Fails in Illinois

The bill sponsor said conservative lawmakers allegedly voted down the proposal because it promoted a pro-gay agenda