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Missouri Secretary of State Candidate Files Voter ID Measure

A Republican candidate for the Missouri Secretary of State is pushing an initiative petition that would allow the Legislature to require voters to present photo identification at the polls.

05/21/2015

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Bill Will Raise Traffic Fines; Judge Says No Worries

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to sign the legislation authorizing the $300 fines.

05/12/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

A Look at Key Bills from Missouri’s 2015 Legislative Session

Here’s a look at where some of the major issues stand before Friday’s deadline to pass bills.

05/11/2015

Missouri senator and physician Rob Schaaf, R-St.Joseph. (KMOX file photo)

Mo. Senator on New St. Louis NFL Stadium: ‘I’m Going to be a Wall’

Schaaf says as long as his “legs will stand up,” he will filibuster.

05/07/2015

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Missouri House Approves Additional Money for 2015 Budget

Gov. Jay Nixon’s supplemental spending request for the current fiscal year is moving forward in the Legislature despite concerns from lawmakers.

04/13/2015

Members of the Ferguson Police Department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Mo. Legislature Discusses Ferguson Bills; No Action Taken

The Missouri legislative session recently heard bills dealing with major Ferguson related issues, but no action was taken.

04/01/2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Illinois Senate Passes Plan to Fix Budget Hole

The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget.

03/26/2015

Riders slow their horses after racing 5 furlongs on a sloppy track during the first race of the year at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois, on March 15, 2011. (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Fairmount Park Waiting on Green Light for Slot Machines

Tuesday marks 90 years of horse racing at Fairmount Park. But still looming over the track is whether other forms of gaming will be allowed.

03/23/2015

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Columbia Lawmakers React to Bill that Would Prohibit City Bag Bans, Fees

Columbia may be the first city in Missouri to ban single-use plastic bags, and most of the city’s legislative delegation is against the proposed ban.

02/11/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Says His Agenda Will Make Illinois More Competitive

“We must avoid slipping further behind other states in the quality of our children’s education, the capacity of our economy to grow, and our ability to care for our state’s most vulnerable,” Rauner told members of the General Assembly.”

02/04/2015

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