Former Kinder staffer paid $60,000 more than reports showed

( KTRS ) Revised campaign finance reports show a former campaign aide to Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has been paid at least $60,000 more than originally reported. Additional payments to former campaign manager Logan Thompson were among hundreds of changes made to Kinder’s campaign records. Kinder’s gubernatorial campaign say independent contractors prepared incorrect reports…

Illinois leaders report minor progress in state budget talks

( KTRS ) Illinois legislative leaders say they made minor progress during a meeting on the state budget stalemate, including agreeing to try again to overhaul state pensions. Gov. Bruce Rauner, GOP leaders Sen. Christine Radogno and Rep. Jim Durkin along with House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton met Tuesday. It was the…