Posts Tagged: politics

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Missouri lawmaker wants to cap state’s 28 official symbols

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri could limit the number of official creatures, foods and other state symbols under a bill up for a vote in th...
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Sen. McCaskill plans listening tour for Missouri seniors

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill will travel the state this week to hear about the concerns of senior citi...
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Jim Talent returns to campaign trail

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) – Former Senator Jim Talent has his eyes set on 2016. Not as a candidate, but as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s senior...
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Illinois lawmaker proposes restriction on commencement speakers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A proposal in the Illinois House would bar public universities from paying commencement speakers with public funds. The...
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Missouri cities dropped from lawsuit over traffic fines

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Only three Missouri municipalities remain defendants in a lawsuit filed by the attorney general over a law capping th...
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Gov. Rauner defends salary for education official

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is defending the $250,000 salary for a former Chicago charter schools executive who’s spearheadi...
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Governor Rauner expects to address budget deficit within days

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner is again saying he expects a deal to address Illinois’ $1.6 billion budget deficit within days....
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Missouri House considers changes to Amber Alert system

(KTRS) – Members of the Missouri House are mulling changes to the state’s Amber Alert system. The House gave initial approval to changes t...
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Paul’s road to 2016 is not the norm for GOP

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – It’s clear by now that Rand Paul is charting his own course toward a Republican presidential run. While potential 201...
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Missouri fights ruling saying Common Core test pact unlawful

Jefferson City, MO ( KTRS ) – Missouri’s education department is appealing a ruling that says the state’s membership to a Common Co...