Missouri Legislature Passes Bill to Cap School Funding GoalThe House voted 116-38 Tuesday to send the bill to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, who has said he opposes the move and appears apt to veto it.
Gov. Rauner Vetoes MAP Grant, Community College Funding PlanIllinois Democrats approved a plan in January to provide $324 million to community colleges and $397 million to the Monetary Award Program.
Nixon Believes Bill Against Earnings Tax to Fall ShortGovernor Nixon has some words of comfort for St. Louis budget planners afraid the legislature might try to get rid of the city earnings tax.
The Latest on the Missouri Legislative SessionLawmakers have rejected an effort to make Missouri the 26th right-to-work state.
Unemployment Bill Could End in Legal Battle Between Nixon, The SenateNixon believed his veto of a bill to cut employment benefits passed last spring because the Senate did not vote.
Iran Deal Will Survive in Congress Despite GOP OppositionIsrael also has railed against the deal, arguing that its conditions would keep Iran perilously close to developing nuclear weapons.
Rauner Wins Labor Fight; Illinois House Fails OverrideGov. Bruce Rauner won a victory over a Democratic majority Wednesday when the Illinois House failed to override his veto of legislation designed to prevent a strike or lockout if union contract negotiations break down.
Rauner Removes Medicaid Coverage from Heroin-Overdose BillGov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the General Assembly that attempts to curtail heroin overdoses, fearing a burdensome cost to the state.
Gov. Rauner Uses Veto to Amend Pot Decriminalization BillsGov. Bruce Rauner used his veto authority Friday to alter a pair of marijuana bills, setting higher fines in a measure decriminalizing small amounts of the drug and scaling back an extension to Illinois' medical cannabis pilot program.
House Panel OKs Federal-Funding Plan Over Rauner's ProtestWhat began as a bipartisan effort to distribute $5 billion in federal funds, and keep some Illinois programs afloat despite a budget stalemate, appeared Tuesday to be headed for a veto by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner amid a continuing financing feud with Democrats in the General Assembly.
Rauner Vetoes Strike and Lockout Ban as Union OKs ExtensionEven as Illinois and the union that represents most of its employees agreed to a short-term deal Wednesday to keep workers on the job through contract negotiations, Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed union-backed legislation that would have blocked strikes and lockouts.
Nixon Vetoes Bill Limiting Scholarships For ImmigrantsMissouri governor said instead of punishing students, state should encourage hard work