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Union Presses Measure to Prevent Strike, Lockout

Union-friendly Illinois Democrats say Gov. Bruce Rauner has so poisoned contract negotiations with state workers that they pushed legislation Thursday that would prohibit either a strike or the Republican governor locking workers out.

05/28/2015

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Missouri Lawmaker Says He Helps Others Hide Lobbyist Gifts

An ethics complaint has been filed against a Missouri House member who says he has helped other lawmakers hide lobbyist gifts from required public reporting.

05/12/2015

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Missouri House OKs Ramped Up School Bullying Policies

A bill aimed at clamping down on bullying and preventing suicides in Missouri schools is nearing passage.

05/11/2015

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

Bill Reduces Allowable Revenue from Traffic Stops

Missouri cities will be be able to collect less of their revenue from traffic tickets under a bill now headed to the governor’s desk.

05/08/2015

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Missouri OKs Ending Life Sentences for Minors

A bill that could mean reduced sentences for minors found guilty of first-degree murder is moving forward in the Missouri House.

05/04/2015

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)

Bill Could Keep Body Camera Footage Private

A bill approved in the Missouri House would allow video captured through body cameras to remain private despite filing a Sunshine Law request.

04/23/2015

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Missouri House Endorses Legalizing Growth of Industrial Hemp

Missouri would regulate and license the growing of industrial hemp as a raw material for manufacturing under a measure supporters say is an economic development measure.

04/21/2015

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Missouri House Sends Unemployment Benefit Cuts to Governor

A top business priority for Missouri Republicans is heading to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk, but the measure did not get the number of votes needed to override a potential veto.

04/21/2015

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Missouri House Panel Endorses Right to Work

The House Workforce Standards and Development Committee on Wednesday approved three right-to-work bills, marking an early start on a measure that failed to pass the full chamber last year.

02/04/2015

Gov. Jay Nixon briefs the media on security issues during a news conference  on November 25, 2014. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

House, Senate Leaders Call for Public Hearings to Investigate Nixon’s Response to Ferguson

Missouri Senate and House leaders today called for public hearings to investigate Gov. Jay Nixon’s response to the unrest in Ferguson, and to determine if emergency appropriations are necessary to fund operations for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri National Guard.

12/01/2014

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