Missouri Senate approves new rules for expert witnesses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would add requirements for expert witnesses’ testimony. Senators voted 20-10 in favor of the bill Thursday. It now heads to the House. Republican bill sponsor Sen. Mike Parson says there have been cases when expert witnesses gave opinions beyond their knowledge. His…

Gov. Rauner supports Democrat’s pension plan with union measure

CHICAGO (AP) – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he backs a top Democrat’s proposed pension overhaul as long as it includes a union-weakening provision on collective bargaining. Rauner told reporters Thursday he spoke to Senate President John Cullerton and they agreed to move forward. However, both sides quickly disputed the specifics. Cullerton says Rauner misrepresented…