State of the State

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Illinois Gov. Quinn Calls For Minimum Wage Increase

In his “State of the State” speech, Chicago Democrat pushed for at least $10 per hour.


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Illinois To Help Fund New Center For Medical Startups

The state of Illinois will provide a $2.5 million grant to help open a center for medical technology startups in downtown Chicago.


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5 Things To Know About Missouri State Of The State Speech

Missouri 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.


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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.


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AP Report: Nixon Received Kind Of Donation He Decried

State 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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TIAM: MO State Of The State Address

It’s the annual report card on Missouri.


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Gov. Quinn Wants to End Natural Gas Tax

The Citizens’ Utility Board estimates the average homeowner would save up $40 annually without the tax.


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Gov. Quinn to Deliver State of State Message

“Governors want to project a sense that they’re in charge, and there are things to talk about besides huge budget deficits and financial crisis.


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Capitol Perspectives: State of the State: From Policy to Theater

Sitting in the House press gallery listening to Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State address, I began thinking back to about 30 years ago.


Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (C) delivers the State of the State address while Missour Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) and House Speaker Steve Tilley listen at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 17, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Analysis: Nixon’s Budget Depends On New Revenues

For Nixon’s budget to be balanced, Missouri lawmakers must create an amnesty period intended to entice tax scofflaws to pay up.




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