$45 Billion Illinois Reconstruction Effort Funded By Raised Luxury Taxes

Springfield IL (KTRS) Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a $45 billion plan Friday to build and upgrade bridges, roads, schools, and parks across the state. Pritzker says “Rebuild Illinois” is the most comprehensive reconstruction effort in his state’s history and the projects will create 540,000 jobs. The plan sets aside $33.2 billion for transportation projects, $4.3…

Congressman Clay Introduces Legislation Aimed At Help Cities Create Stricter Gun Laws

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  U.S. Congressman Lacy Clay is taking steps that would allow high crime cities to have stricter gun laws. The Democratic lawmaker from Missouri unveiled his proposed legislation during a Friday morning press conference at Children’s Hospital. “In St. Louis and across this nation…we are faced with an ugly, obscene, inescapable truth…gun…

Order: Abortions can continue at Missouri’s lone clinic in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri commissioner on Friday ruled that the state’s only abortion clinic can continue providing the service at least until August as a fight over its license plays out, adding that there’s a “likelihood” that the clinic will succeed in the dispute. Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi granted what’s called…