State of the State

The Latest: Madigan Says He's Open to New Pension DealHouse Speaker Michael Madigan says he's open to considering a new pension overhaul and is ``anxious'' to see legislation.
Nixon Focuses on Ethics in Final State of the State SpeechNixon cited big checks to candidates from donors and lobbyist gifts as giving the perception of undue influence on public officials.
Nixon to Address Missouri Lawmakers in Final State of StateNixon's is scheduled to give his last State of the State speech on Wednesday night.
Rauner Says His Agenda Will Make Illinois More Competitive"We must avoid slipping further behind other states in the quality of our children's education, the capacity of our economy to grow, and our ability to care for our state's most vulnerable,'' Rauner told members of the General Assembly."
Text of Missouri GOP Response to State of State AddressText of the Republican response by House Speaker John Diehl to Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address
Text of Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State AddressRead the text of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address on January 21, 2015.
Gov. Nixon Urges Court Reform, 'Healing and Hope' After FergusonDuring his remarks Wednesday related to Ferguson, Nixon said there often is "too much fear and too little trust."
Illinois Gov. Quinn Calls For Minimum Wage IncreaseIn his "State of the State" speech, Chicago Democrat pushed for at least $10 per hour.
Illinois To Help Fund New Center For Medical StartupsThe state of Illinois will provide a $2.5 million grant to help open a center for medical technology startups in downtown Chicago.
5 Things To Know About Missouri State Of The State SpeechMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon is delivering his sixth State of the State address Tuesday and presenting his recommended budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.
Illinois Retailers Push Back Against Minimum Wage Hike"Frankly, it’s bad news or worse perhaps for Illinois teens, than it is for retail," an Illinois Retail Merchants Associations spokesperson said.
AP Report: Nixon Received Kind Of Donation He DecriedState records show Nixon received $10,000 from St. Louis-based World Wide Technology Inc. on Monday, the same day he proclaimed large political donations were eroding the public's trust.

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