Illinois Lawmakers Engulfed By Fixing Sex-Harassment MessIllinois lawmakers spent most of Tuesday trying to get control of an avoidable sexual-harassment mess which began with a seemingly benign, if sincere, proposal last month to explicitly forbid harassment and intimidation in the ethics code.
Illinois House Rejects Bump Stock Ban Along Rural-Urban Lines Ppponents criticized the bill as too broad, saying it deals with two separate issues. Bump stocks increase firepower, but not by modifying the trigger.
Missouri Senators Reconvene to Consider Abortion BillSenators are going back to work on the bill Tuesday.
Missouri House Members Toughen Proposed Abortion RegulationsA House vote is expected Tuesday.
Illinois Senate Leader Suggests Bucking Governor on Budget``It's time to call it, and if they want to make some modifications, fine,'' Cullerton said.
As Missouri Debates New Abortion Curbs, Both Sides RallyRepublican Gov. Eric Greitens led an anti-abortion rally in support of proposed new measures such as mandatory annual health inspections of clinics.
Illinois House Passes Tax Increases, Automatic Voter RegistrationIllinois legislature passes a tax increase, automatic voter registration as school officials press for full funding
Deadline Approaching to Solve Senate GridlocksMissouri's legislature enters its final day of this year's session today with a pile of unresolved issues.
Missouri Legislature Passes Bill for Adult High SchoolsThe Missouri Legislature has passed a bill to create adult high schools for people older than 21 who haven't earned a high school diploma.
Missouri House Budget Funds Schools, Blocks DWI CheckpointsThe Republican-led House budget plan includes nearly $3.4 billion in basic aid for public elementary and secondary school districts for the 2018 fiscal year that starts July 1 the full amount called for under state law and significantly more than what Republican Gov. Eric Greitens had recommended.
Rauner 'Very Optimistic' About BudgetSays legislature is focusing on the "right things."
Illinois Senate Returns, Promises to Push Budget DealLawmakers' feud with Gov. Rauner has kept the state from approving a budget for nearly two years.

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