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  1. Lawmakers Frustrated with Prison-Related VetoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Sponsors of a plan that would've ended the practice of the state suing inmates to recoup the costs of their prison room and board say they don't have votes for an override after Gov. Bruce Rauner used his amendatory veto power to make changes. The Republican rewrote the bill Friday, saying there are violent offenders with "significant assets" who should compensate victims and the state.

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  2. Rauner signs juvenile justice reform billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Chicago Tribune

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday approved a package of bills aimed at preventing young people who've run afoul of the law from falling into a cycle of incarceration. Flanked by Democratic lawmakers with whom he has been warring over the state's budget mess, Rauner said the legislation was just one step in a larger effort to change the state's criminal justice system.

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  3. Illinois governor vetoes prison room and board lawsuitRead the original story

    Monday | WAND-TV Decatur

    Sponsors of a plan that would've ended the practice of the state suing inmates to recoup the costs of their prison room and board say they don't have votes for an override after Gov. Bruce Rauner used his amendatory veto power to make changes. The Republican rewrote the bill Friday, saying there are violent offenders with "significant assets" who should compensate victims and the state.

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  4. County welcomes Congressman KellyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | Choctaw Plaindealer

    U.S. Congressman, Trent Kelly visits every county in his district, the First Congressional District of Mississippi, at least once a year. The district, located in the northeastern portion of the state, includes Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, DeSoto, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Lowndes, Marshall, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Webster, Winston counties and a portion of Oktibbeha County.

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  5. Jim Dey: New pot law a big bummer for courtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 9 | The News-Gazette

    Under the guise of trying to solve one problem - decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana - they wrote SB 2228 so sloppily that it creates the same problems they were purportedly trying to correct. They sought to lighten the load on the court system by trying to mimic fine-only municipal ordinance violations or speeding citations - yet the new law requires a cumbersome court process.

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  6. Only 1 Percent Of Black Voters Support Donald TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 5 | Switched

    Rounding out one of the worst weeks in his presidential campaign, Donald Trump faces yet another sad reality. According to Generating support among voters of color - whom Trump's rhetoric habitually alienates - is key to winning the general election.

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  7. Secretive write-in candidates lock out Florida votersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 30 | St. Augustine Record

    In his secretive and impossible bid for public office, James Bailey will accomplish only this: He will deprive thousands of residents from voting for their state legislator. Bailey, 28, is a write-in candidate for a state House seat in Vero Beach, a three-hour drive from his home in Clearwater.

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  8. Dirty Laundry Alert: Kelly Townsend Drops E-mail Bomb on CD5 Hopeful Andy BiggsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 30 | Phoenix New Times

    CD 5 candidate Andy Biggs traipsed into a whirling propeller blade during a confrontation with state Rep. Kelly Townsend at a recent LD 16 meeting. Andy Biggs probably wishes he never stopped by a recent Legislative District 16 meeting in Mesa, where he reportedly picked a fight with his fellow Republican state legislator, Rep. Kelly Townsend.

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  9. Governor signs bill reducing marijuana penalties in IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 29 | The Daily Gazette

    The new law, which takes effect immediately, makes having 10 grams or less of marijuana will be a civil offense, punishable with a fine of up to $200. The Republican governor had been expected to sign the bill because it included language he requested after vetoing similar legislation last year.

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  10. Secretive write-in candidates lock out Florida votersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 29 | The Miami Herald

    James C. Bailey is a write-in candidate for state House District 54 in Vero Beach even though he lives 150 miles away in Clearwater. In his secretive and impossible bid for public office, James Bailey will accomplish only this: He will deprive thousands of residents from voting for their state legislator.

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  11. Phantom write-in candidates bar more than a million voters in Florida electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 29 | St. Petersburg Times

    James Bailey, 28, is a write-in candidate for a state House seat in Vero Beach, a three-hour drive from his Clearwater home. Bailey, a registered Republican and Florida State graduate, used to work at Front Line Strategies, a Tallahassee firm that is managing campaigns of Republican candidates in eight legislative races where write-ins like him have closed the primary.

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  12. Republican candidates to visit Cleveland County Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 26 | The Star Online

    Several Republican candidates in the upcoming state, district and local elections will converge in Cleveland County next month to meet with local constituents.

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  13. Rauner poised to sign marijuana billRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | Illinoisreview

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner appears poised to sign into law a bill that makes marijuana possession in certain amounts punishable only with fines.The legislation includes provisions the governor suggested to lawmakers last year as a condition for signing off on removing jail time for pot possession. The chief sponsor of this year's bill, left-wing Democrat Sen. Heather Steans, said the Rauner administration has assured her he will sign the bill but is waiting until next month to give law enforcement time to prepare for its implementation.

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  14. Illinois governor working with police on marijuana billRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | Daily Chronicle

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is working with the Illinois State Police on how to handle a proposal to make marijuana possession in small amounts punishable only with fines under a bill he appears poised to sign. The legislation, which also sets a standard for what's considered too high to drive, includes stronger provisions the Republican governor suggested to lawmakers last year as a condition for signing off on removing jail time for having 10 grams or less of pot.

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  15. Rauner working with police on easing marijuana penaltiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | The Daily Gazette

    Marijuana plants grow at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Illinois, in September 2015. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is working with Illinois police on how to handle a law change making marijuana possession in small amounts punishable only with fines under a bill awaiting action by him.

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  16. Kelly to visit Choctaw CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 | Choctaw Plaindealer

    Congressman Trent Kelly will visit several locations in Ackerman August 4, 2016 from 2:00 until 3:45 p.m. The congressman's itinerary for the day will began at 2:00 p.m. as he will visit the Chamber of Commerce building located at 55 E. Quinn St. in Ackerman. Kelly will then speak to all attending soon after his arrival.

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  17. Supreme Court: Marijuana odor enough for searchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | The Arizona Republic

    The Arizona Supreme Court says the mere smell of marijuana can still be the sole basis for police to obtain a warrant to conduct a search, despite the state's legalization of medical marijuana. Arizona Supreme Court: Marijuana odor is enough to allow searches The Arizona Supreme Court says the mere smell of marijuana can still be the sole basis for police to obtain a warrant to conduct a search, despite the state's legalization of medical marijuana.

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  18. Illinois legislature approves stopgap bill to help schools and human servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 | Examiner.com

    In the span of a few short hours, the Illinois State Assembly passed a stopgap bill on Thursday, in Springfield, that settled budgetary issues for the remaining six months of this year, and into the first half of 2017. The bill, a bipartisan effort covers key areas of concern for the operation.

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  19. *** UPDATED x3 *** Quick stopgap budget roundupRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    The Illinois House and Senate on Thursday approved a stopgap budget that would keep state government afloat for six months, ensure schools open this fall and provide help to struggling Chicago Public Schools after Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the General Assembly struck a deal amid intense political pressure with the November election looming. The overwhelming votes followed two days of closed-door negotiations, the first meaningful round of give-and-take on the budget as the state was about to enter a second straight year without a full spending plan come Friday.

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  20. Tim SkubickRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | WLNS-TV Lansing

    But Democrats argue it is tilted toward the rich while hurting the little guy. Republicans say that's not true.

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