Rep. Keith English Leaves House Democrats to Become Independent"I am still a Democrat at heart and I didn't want to leave," English said. "I'm still voting the same way I did before; my labor-friendly Democrats won't have to worry."
Missouri House Democrats Fill Leadership PostThe caucus on Monday chose Rep. Kim Gardner to be policy chair.
Missouri House Democrats Ban Smoking in Their OfficesSmoking is barred in the House chamber and public galleries, but it has been permitted in lawmakers' private offices.
Democratic Illinois Lawmaker Charged with Accepting BribeState Rep. Derrick Smith allegedly accepted a $7,000 bribe to write a letter of support on behalf of a daycare center seeking state assistance.
Conservative Group Targets Rep. CostelloThe ads target the lawmakers on tax and spending issues and begin running Monday.

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