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Mo. House Panel To Hear ‘Right To Work’ Bill

The first bill being considered by a Missouri House committee this year would prohibit the payment of union fees from being a condition of employment.

01/13/2014

Gay-marriage

Gov. Quinn Will Sign Gay Marriage Bill This Month

The Chicago Democrat told reporters Wednesday that it’s a matter of logistics for planning an event that will involve numerous activists and advocates involved in lobbying for the measure.

11/06/2013

File photo of a person placing a ring on another person's finger. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Debate On Gay Marriage Legislation Begins in Illinois

Democratic Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago addressed House members Tuesday on the floor before the bill was to be called for a vote.

11/05/2013

(Press photo of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon)

Nixon Signs Missouri Military and Veterans Measures

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed seven bills dealing with the military and veterans.

07/11/2013

Missouri Motorcycle Riders Had Good Legislative Year

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

05/23/2013

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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

baby feet

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

Photo: KMOX

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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