County Council Chair Dissects Stenger's BudgetSt. Louis County Council chairman Sam Page says he's not being "irrational" about the county's fiscal outlook.
Missouri Alters Program for Abuse Victims After Court OrderMissouri is one of 36 states with programs that let victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or various other crimes keep their addresses confidential
Ill. Proposes New Services TaxThe provision would tax eight service categories at the same 6.25 percent rate applied to most sales in Illinois.
Amendment Protecting Services from New Taxes on November BallotRead the verbiage of Constitutional Amendment Four here.
Illinois Wants Waiver to Improve Mental Health ServicesIt would give the state access to $2.7 billion in Medicaid funds to restructure how the program handles mentally ill patients.
Missouri Won't Immediately Halt Planned Parenthood FundingPlanned Parenthood facilities in Missouri will continue to receive government funding for women's health services for a while, despite a new budget provision attempting to stop it.
Crestwood Board Members Back City PoliceUnanimously pass a resolution praising Crestwood police as "best equipped to protect and serve the city."
Late-Payment Penalties Cost Illinois Over $900M in 6 YearsOfficials from the governor's office said in February that they'd be willing to explore the idea of borrowing money to reduce the bill backlog if the Legislature passed a balanced budget.
Rauner: Changing Rules for State-Bought Goods Can Save $514MRauner is urging lawmakers to pass legislation he said will reduce the time it takes to buy products by eliminating redundant steps in the procurement process.
Missouri Trooper Eulogized as Focused, Religious, EthicalHundreds of mourners who attended Friday's services for James Bava in the St. Louis suburb of Dardenne Prairie included Gov. Jay Nixon and dozens of fellow state troopers.
Security Company to Pay $50K to Missouri ConsumersThe Missouri attorney general's office says a home security company accused of misleading consumers has to pay $50,000 to Missouri customers.
Gov. Rauner Vetoes Illinois Budget; Some Services Could StopState money for services from child care to road construction could stop in Illinois starting next week after Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed most of the Democratic Legislature's budget plan.

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