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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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“Kill Switch” Proposed for Stolen Smart Phones

An Illinois lawmaker wants to make it harder for stolen cell phones to be sold on the black market.

02/24/2014

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Audit: Ill. State Agency Misses the Mark

The new head of the state’s department of Central Management Services got an earful from lawmakers over the agency’s inability to keep accurate records of the property the state owns.

02/24/2014

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Lawmakers: “Should Missouri Schools Meet Federal Standards?”

Teachers, parents and lawmakers debated the necessity of Missouri schools abiding by nationwide standards.

02/21/2014

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