Rauner: Democrats should be in session working for budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner has criticized House Democrats again over canceling a session day while there’s no budget. But the Republican told reporters Wednesday calling lawmakers into special session would be a waste because House Speaker Michael Madigan says he doesn’t want to act on legislation. The General Assembly adjourned its spring session…

Riverview Gardens School District to remain unaccredited

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Missouri education officials have announced that they will not recommend that the Riverview Gardens School District gain accreditation. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that officials made the announcement Tuesday. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education gave the district specific performance targets in January that, if fully met, would have…

Missouri Gov. Nixon signs bills on access to medicines

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed two bills aimed at expanding patient access to either cheaper biologic drugs or more expensive prescriptions. Nixon signed the legislation Wednesday. One bill includes new rules for step therapy, which is the practice of beginning treatments with cheaper drugs before moving patients to more expensive…