Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is turning up the heat in an attempt to speed up pension reform.
Employees fired for missing work and for disobeying company rules could have a harder time claiming unemployment benefits.
After coping through several lean years, Missouri’s Republican leaders now are at odds over whether to save or spend an excess of money.
“If you don’t limit spending all you’re going to see is bigger problems down the road,” Sen. Brad Lager said.
Kevin McCarthy says decision is “right for his family”.