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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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Students Push for Career Courses

Students urge the state to let them substitute traditional academic classes for agriculture, career and technical courses.

02/13/2014

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Veterans Lottery Ticket

A Missouri House bill would require the state lottery to create a separate lottery ticket to fund veterans’ programs.

02/13/2014

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Mo. House Committee Endorses ‘Right to Work’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri House committee has endorsed a measure, known as “right to work,” that would bar labor contracts from requiring that all employees pay union fees. The House Workforce Development […]

02/11/2014

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