Posts Tagged: politics

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Black political leaders withhold support at polls

St. Louis, MO ( KTRS) Some black Democrats say they won’t support any candidate this fall who they believe hasn’t shown respect for the Af...
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Nixon freezes spending items after veto overrides

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has blocked expenditures for all 47 budget items on which lawmakers overrode his line-item ve...
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Illinois lawmakers look for funds for police body cameras

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Two Illinois lawmakers on Thursday pushed for a hike in traffic and other fines to raise money for police body cameras ...
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South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina. With dogs in almost half of American homes, ...
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Defense attorney opposes change to child sex offender prosecutions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A prominent criminal defense attorney is raising concerns about a Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegation...
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Illinois senate candidates clash over debate schedule

CHICAGO (AP) – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis is pushing U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to participate in more debates by releasing emails...
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Rauner calls on IL Supreme Court to put term limit question on ballot

CHICAGO (AP) – Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits have asked the Illinois Supreme Court to quickly decide whe...
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Governor Quinn wants Bruce Rauner to commit to debates

CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn has called on Republican challenger Bruce Rauner to “come out of the gopher hole” and commit to debate...
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Amendment 1 opponents could request a recount

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Opponents of Missouri’s Right to Farm constitutional amendment are weighing a recount request after the measure ap...
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One-in-four Missourians expected to head to polls today

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – About one-in-four Missourians are expected to case ballots in today’s elections. The 27 percent projected turnout i...