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Illinois Policy
December 02, 2019 - 5:04 pm
SPRINGFIELD, IL (ILLINOIS POLICY) -- No work, no pay: That’s the intent of a bill proposed by Illinois state Rep. Mike Murphy, R-Springfield, that would ensure lawmakers are only paid for days they actually work, according to WCIA-TV. Murphy introduced the bill in January, but it has not seen...
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August 05, 2019 - 2:49 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley introduced legislation last week that would place limits on "addictive features" of social media. The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act proposes to ban aspects of social media such as infinite scrolling, autoplay and...
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June 25, 2019 - 12:57 pm
By JOHN O'CONNOR/AP Political Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the second to approve it through the Legislature rather than...
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April 15, 2019 - 10:30 am
(KFTK) - Artists might want to begin designing a new layout for the stars on the American flag as politicians in Illinois propose turning the Windy City into the 51st state. The group of Republican lawmakers signing onto HR0101 feel Chicago and the state are at odds with each other when it comes to...
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April 11, 2019 - 8:40 am
(KFTK/AP) - If the proponents of House Bill 896 get their way, Texas women could be sentenced to death for having abortions. The legislation, which would classify abortion as a homicide, was debated until 3 a.m. Tuesday morning by the state's House Judiciary Committee. The bill would remove an...
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March 28, 2019 - 3:59 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri senators on Thursday passed legislation to make it harder to impeach top officials, less than a year after former Gov. Eric Greitens resigned in the face of potential impeachment. The proposal, sent to the House on a 25-8 vote, would limit criteria for...
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March 28, 2019 - 8:14 am
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has signed a bill that would make it illegal for a person to have sex with an animal in the state. The bill defines the illegal interaction as "any act committed between a person and an animal for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, abuse or financial...
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March 26, 2019 - 8:31 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri House lawmakers have passed legislation to allow public schools to offer elective social studies classes on the Bible. The Republican-led House voted 95-52 to pass the bill Monday. Related: Missouri House passes bill to ban abortions after heartbeat Some critics...
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March 22, 2019 - 9:47 am
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a measure that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. Bryant's action came despite a...
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March 15, 2019 - 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by people in the country illegally, Trump...
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