Missouri House Advances Plan for $242M in Extra SpendingAbout $45 million would come from state general revenue, with the rest coming from federal and other funds.
Illinois Governor Announces Cybersecurity PlanThe administration has proposed $900 million for all information technology services in the state's next budget.
Greitens OKs Paid Parental Leave for Some State WorkersThe executive order will grant up to six weeks paid leave for primary caregivers and three weeks for secondary caregivers to spend time with newborn or adopted children.
Ill. GOP Measure Would Pay State Workers - Budget or NotThe issue arose when Democrat Attorney General Lisa Madigan sought an order to stop paychecks because there's no budgetary authority to issue them.
VIDEO: Stray Rescue Saves 50-Plus Dogs From Deadly Conditions in LouisianaRandy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis, only planned to save 40 dog, but says he wanted to come back with as many as he possibly could.
Stray Rescue Headed to Louisiana to Rescue 40 Dogs Set to be EuthanizedStray Rescue Founder Randy Grim says some of the dogs are injured, sick and pregnant, and he plans to help heal them in St. Louis.
Chris Hrabe's High School Spotlight: Kirkwood's Lauryn MillerKirkwood looks to return to the Missouri state final this year, with the help of its UCLA-bound senior forward.
Illinois AG to Appeal Denial of Request to Halt Worker PayAttorney General Lisa Madigan said she will appeal the judge's ruling, noting the state's constitution requires an enacted appropriation for state spending.
Chaminade Grad Sinks Half-Court Sky Hook In Best Game of His CareerDuquesne freshman Mike Lewis II scored 31, & had the highlight of the night with score-steal-score in just 7 seconds.
Illinois Senate Returns, Promises to Push Budget DealLawmakers' feud with Gov. Rauner has kept the state from approving a budget for nearly two years.
Greitens Slams Health Care Expenses in New $27.6 Billion BudgetMissouri Gov. Eric Greitens says tax credits and high costs for health care have caused state budget problems.
Director of Missouri State Parks Removed From JobParks Director Bill Bryan says no explanation was given and he didn't ask for one.

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