Monday is the first day candidates can submit their petitions and file to be on next March’s Democratic and Republican primary ballots. Many showed up before 8 a.m. outside the Illinois State Board of Elections office in Springfield to file right away.
The Missouri Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. He was challenging an appeals court decision which ruled his ballot language for an abortion initiative was too bias and argumentative.
Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly literally met in the middle Tuesday, releasing a public service announcement-style video recorded at the popular Kansas City Barbecue restaurant Q39.
Lawmakers return to Springfield Nov. 7 to complete this year’s veto session. It’ll likely be the last time they meet in 2023. Ahead of their return, state Senate Republicans laid out some of their priorities.
Governor Andy Beshear and Attorney General Daniel Cameron turned up the heat during their latest debate on Tuesday, clashing and arguing over each other on nearly every debate topic, especially the economy.
Members of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) voted to object again Tuesday to an emergency rule limiting early childhood assistants to watching a day care classroom alone for an hour-and-a-half at a time, up to three hours per day.
On Monday, Sept. 18, Illinois will become the first state to fully eliminate cash bail. In July, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled provisions of the SAFE-T Act to be constitutional, then giving law enforcement roughly two months before it would be implemented.