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.
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.
A bill aimed at clamping down on bullying and preventing suicides in Missouri schools is nearing passage.
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.
A bill that could mean reduced sentences for minors found guilty of first-degree murder is moving forward in the Missouri House.
A bill approved in the Missouri House would allow video captured through body cameras to remain private despite filing a Sunshine Law request.
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.
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.
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.
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.