Stream Announces Bid for State SenateStream says his focus is the same as when he ran for St. Louis County Executive - improving education and the economy.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Veto of Anti-Heroin Bill
Legislative Reforms Lagging a Year After Michael Brown's DeathThe Wall Street Journal reports that other than a few successful bills on body cameras for police officers, most other measures have failed or stalled amid opposition from police unions and prosecutors.
Kansas City Senator Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
Nixon: Claims Against Missouri Lawmaker 'Deeply Troubling'Missouri's Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says the claims raise questions about LeVota's ability to serve in office.
USDA: Many Factors Considered Amid Animal Disease OutbreaksMissouri was one of three states who had to kill mass quantities of birds due to bird flu earlier this year.
Ill. Senate Budget-Veto Override in Doubt; No Decision YetKey Senate Democrats pressed for a vote on reversing Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget veto, suggesting Tuesday that any available hammer be lifted to break the months-long spending deadlock before Wednesday's deadline.
Nixon Signs Ferguson-Inspired Court Reform Measure Into LawNixon: "Under this bill, cops will stop being revenue agents and go back to being cops."
Illinois May Ban 'Conversion Therapy' for Gays Under 18Opposing lawmakers say this kind of treatment should remain a choice for those who want it. Supporters say it will remain a choice for those over 18, but minors should be protected from it because it is harmful.
How Partisan is Your Member of Congress? New Index AnswersRodney Davis and Mark Kirk most bipartisan in bi-state. Jason Smith and Dick Durbin most partisan.
Missouri Senate Quits Early, Killing Numerous BillsSenate Democrats briefly relented Friday from a weeklong blockade to allow final approval of a bill reauthorizing $3.6 billion of annual health care provider taxes for the state's Medicaid program. But that was the only bill they let come to a vote.
Missouri House Approves Change to Standard for Deadly ForceThe House's vote Friday sends the bill to the Senate, where activity has been stalled this week. Legislators face a 6 p.m. Friday deadline to give final approval to bills.

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