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Illinois congressman apologizes after campaign staffer disrupts rival's event
This kind of behavior will never be tolerated on my campaign or with anyone on my staff," U.S. Rep.
Aug 17 12:25AM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Raasch: In aspirational America, politicians are sometimes the ones who least understand
Cuomo momentarily forgot his own family's history
Aug 16 6:00PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Missouri auditor candidate says her financial woes won't stop her from running
SEDALIA, Mo. The Republican candidate for Missouri auditor says she's staying in the race despite questions over her finances and whether she qualifies for the ballot.
Aug 16 3:53PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Governor's Day at Illinois state fair puts focus on November election
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. Illinois Republicans, led by Gov. Bruce Rauner, rallied the faithful Wednesday by pledging to make the GOP the state's majority party in the November election.
Aug 15 11:13PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Nick Yung retires after 46 years of taking out trash
Refuse commissioner Yung headed division for 38 years
Aug 15 8:15PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

A week after not taking position on medical marijuana, Hawley says he's 'inclined' to support it
Sen. Claire McCaskill said last week she would back at least one of the medical marijuana initiatives on the November ballot, allowing Missouri to join 31 other states that have similar programs
Aug 15 5:14PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Gov. Parson's office says it's not processing Greitens-era Sunshine request. Then says it is.
Parson's office told the Post-Dispatch in June and on Tuesday that the office was not processing the request in question.
Aug 15 5:00PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Biden trip to Illinois event canceled because of illness
The former vice president had been set to speak Thursday at the Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association.
Aug 15 4:30PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

In Missouri, group wants to bar lawmakers from fundraising in Capitol
The initiative is being challenged by two lawsuits seeking to knock the question off the November ballot.
Aug 15 3:41PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Effort to restore Illinois State Fair's Coliseum gets $1 million from Rauners
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner have contributed $1 million to the Illinois State Fair to help rebuild and rename the 117-year-old Coliseum .
Aug 15 2:15PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Does your legislator accept lobbyist gifts?
Use this database to find gifts from lobbying groups to Missouri politicians from January 2013 to 2018. You can search by the gift recipient or position, the amount or type of a gift, or by lobbying group. Gifts attributed to
Aug 14 5:33PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Judge says Missouri gas tax question can stay on ballot
The measure seeks to boost the state's 17-cent per gallon gasoline tax by 10 cents.
Aug 14 3:51PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Lawsuit seeks to snuff out two of three medical marijuana questions on Missouri ballot
Earlier this month, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft approved the trio of questions to be placed on the general election ballot that would make Missouri the 31st state to legalize pot.
Aug 14 3:10PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Taxpayers may have to pay $884K in legal fees for Missouri church
Case over state denial of playground resurfacing material went to the Supreme Court.
Aug 13 9:20PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Despite financial woes, Missouri GOP backing auditor candidate
Republican Saundra McDowell has given different explanations for her money problems.
Aug 13 7:22PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Missouri Democrats cut tenet on anti-abortion candidates
Democrats have wrestled with abortion as the party works to win back elected offices in Republican-dominated areas.
Aug 13 6:55PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Raasch: Senior Clay says some Democrats are fighting with the wrong people
Compares Sanders' effect to Nader's in previous Democratic Party scraps
Aug 13 6:45PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Missouri auditor reports some progress being made in troubled Ferguson court system
New report comes after 2017 audit uncovered a lack of oversight that resulted in at least $1,400 in missing funds.
Aug 13 3:00PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

A study in contrast: Josh Hawley and Claire McCaskill
From his days as a law clerk to his private practice, Josh Hawley has focused on cases where religion and the law intersect. Claire McCaskill has been called many things, but she likes one label best: raging centrist.
Aug 11 3:05PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics

Josh Hawley and the fight for religious freedom
From his days as a law clerk to his private practice, the Republican has focused on cases where religion and the law intersect, most often in an effort to defend religious liberty.
Aug 11 3:00PM St Louis Dispatch State Politics