Judge Jails Kentucky Clerk for Refusing Marriage LicensesA defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her ``conscience will not allow'' her to follow a federal judge's orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
State Issues Video Gambling Licenses to Illegal OperatorsThe Illinois Gaming Board has issued licenses to run video-gambling machines to several people with ties to crime and illegal gambling, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Illinois Governor Awards Medical Marijuana LicensesRauner awarded licenses to 18 cultivation centers and 52 retail shops, which means Illinois' first legal marijuana crop could be harvested this year.
Missouri Bill Requires Check of Employee Resident StatusAll Missouri employers would be required to use a federal verification system to check employees' legal resident status under legislation introduced Monday that's aimed at curbing the number of immigrants working illegally in the state.
Process to Produce Hemp Oil in Mo. for Medicinal Purposes has BegunToday kicks off a 30-day period when the Missouri Department of Agriculture will accept applications to produce hemp extract in the state.
Ill. County Clerks Hesitant over Same-Sex Marriage LicensesCounty clerks in western Illinois say they will wait until June 1st to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses, even though two other Illinois counties have started issuing them.
No MO Driver's Licenses Will Be Issued This SaturdayNational database upgrade will shut down computers; offices still open.

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