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Springfield, IL

Illinois Supreme Court Won’t Hear Term Limits Appeal

The Illinois Supreme Court decided Thursday not to immediately consider whether voters should get a chance to limit terms for state legislators.

07/18/2014

The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Capitol Perspectives: Unfinished Business

If you sense that Missouri government has become unable to resolve major state problems, take a look at the agenda facing your state lawmakers after they returned from their spring break.

03/31/2014

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Missouri Lawmakers Spend Week on Spring Break

Missouri’s Capitol will be quieter this week as state lawmakers take a weeklong spring break.

03/17/2014

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Ill. Considers Expanding Gambling

A bill to expand gambling in Illinois will once again be considered by the General Assembly.

03/14/2014

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Ill. Senator: No More Ticket Quotas

An Illinois state senator wants to eliminate ticket quotas for police performance evaluations.

03/06/2014

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Landlords Urged to Restrict Firearms on Rented Property

The House General Laws Committee was urged to prohibit landlords from restricting firearms on rented property.

03/05/2014

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Bill Stalls Regarding State Mental Health Facility

Plans to update a dilapidated state mental health facility were stalled by a filibuster during a Senate hearing.

03/05/2014

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Ill. Senator Urges Two Year Budget

A state Senator wants Illinois to do some longer-term planning in order to budget two years at a time.

03/04/2014

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Ill. Open Primary Bill: Best of Both Sides

You’d get to choose from both Column A and Column B in a primary, under a bill introduced in the Illinois House.

02/28/2014

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Job ‘Bounty Hunters’ Sought By Mo. Legislature

Missouri legislators are proposing the state use recruiters, akin to private bounty hunters, to bring jobs to Missouri.

02/26/2014

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