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Kay aims to eliminate East STL election board

Kay aims to eliminate East STL election boardRep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) has introduced legislation to eliminate the East St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners because he feels tax dollars could be better used.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Nation-now

House passes bill to ban federal funding for abortion

House passes bill to ban federal funding for abortionHouse Republicans, faced with mounting opposition from their own members, pulled a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and instead Thursday passed less restrictive legislation to prohibit federal funding for abortions.
  • Nation-now
  • 1 week ago
Politics

Isom confirmed as public safety director

Isom confirmed as public safety directorThe Missouri Senate has confirmed one of the state's highest-ranking black officials as public safety director despite concerns about a racial discrimination lawsuit against him.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Gov. Nixon urges 'healing and hope' after Ferguson

Gov. Nixon urges 'healing and hope' after FergusonMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon is urging lawmakers to embrace policies that "foster healing and hope" following civil unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Ferguson

Ferguson discussed during State of the Union

Ferguson discussed during State of the UnionThere were some moments that made headlines, including a part at the end that focused on Ferguson.
  • Ferguson
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Rita Days out as election director

Rita Days out as election directorRita Days was removed from office during the monthly meeting of the election board.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Nation-now

Complete coverage: State of the Union

Complete coverage: State of the UnionComplete coverage of President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address.
  • Nation-now
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Mo. lawmakers called on to release restricted funding

Mo. lawmakers called on to release restricted fundingMissouri special interest groups and residents are asking for state lawmakers' help in releasing millions of dollars in funding withheld by the governor.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Illinois

Illinois first lady to focus on children, Executive Mansion

Illinois first lady to focus on children, Executive MansionBruce Rauner completed a furious first week as governor of Illinois. But his high-profile wife is not far behind.
  • Illinois
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Rauner to sign executive order Monday

Rauner to sign executive order MondayIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign an executive order his office says is intended to empower veterans and minorities.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

Order makes names of political hires public

Order makes names of political hires publicIllinois Governor Bruce Rauner is requiring all of the state's political hires to be posted online.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks ago
Nation-now

Obama to propose paid sick leave for American workers

Obama to propose paid sick leave for American workersPresident Obama will call on Congress to require companies to give workers up to seven days of paid sick leave a year, a senior adviser said Wednesday.
  • Nation-now
  • 2 weeks ago
Local

Slay announces staff changes

Slay announces staff changesMayor Francis Slay announced changes to his staff Wednesday morning.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Rauner says he needs to "assess" medical marijuana program

Rauner says he needs to "assess" medical marijuana programIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants to better understand how the state's medical marijuana program is being run.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Local lawmaker wants seat belt fine raised

Local lawmaker wants seat belt fine raisedA state legislator wants to raise the fine for seat belt violations because he says changing the fine could help save lives.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Bruce Rauner sworn into office as Illinois' 42nd governor

Bruce Rauner sworn into office as Illinois' 42nd governorBruce Rauner has been sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

McCaskill will not run for governor

McCaskill will not run for governorSen. Claire McCaskill will not run for governor next year.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Rauner freezes non-essential spending

Rauner freezes non-essential spendingNew Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's ordering state agencies to freeze non-essential spending.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Quinn won't issue medical marijuana licenses

Quinn won't issue medical marijuana licensesIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn has decided to not award licenses to medical marijuana cultivation centers before his term in office ends.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Mo. bill would ban domestic assailants from owning guns

Mo. bill would ban domestic assailants from owning gunsA bill would make it illegal for Missourians found guilty of domestic assault to possess a firearm.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

Time short for Quinn on Ill. medical marijuana licenses

Time short for Quinn on Ill. medical marijuana licensesGov. Pat Quinn's administration is running out of time to announce who will receive potentially lucrative licenses to run medical marijuana businesses in Illinois.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Blunt to chair US Senate rules committee

Blunt to chair US Senate rules committeeU.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri will chair the Committee on Rules and Administration during the next session of Congress.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Florissant lawmaker: No energy drinks with food assistance

Florissant lawmaker: No energy drinks with food assistanceA Missouri lawmaker wants to ban recipients of a federal food assistance program from using those benefits to buy energy drinks.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Rauner to embark on Ill. tour ahead of inauguration

Rauner to embark on Ill. tour ahead of inaugurationDays before he's set to take office, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner will be flying into several of Illinois' smaller and midsized communities.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Gov. Nixon pushes farm trade with Cuba

Gov. Nixon pushes farm trade with CubaA warm-up in relations between the U.S. and Cuba could bring a boost to Missouri farmers.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

House bill narrows health law definition of full-time work

House bill narrows health law definition of full-time workThe Republican-led House has approved a bill reducing the number of workers who must be offered employer-provided health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Missouri senator calls for Gov. Nixon's resignation

Missouri senator calls for Gov. Nixon's resignationA Missouri state senator is calling for Gov. Jay Nixon to resign for "failed leadership" during the protests in Ferguson following the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago