Governor signs mid-year budget boost

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a mid-year increase to Missouri’s budget that adds more than $460 million in spending to the state’s current $26 billion budget. Nixon on Friday approved the additional spending, of which more than $150 comes from the federal government. Most of the additional spending will go…

Illinois To Consider Expanding Medical Marijuana Program

Springfield, MO (KTRS)  Efforts continue to expand Illinois’ medical marijuana program. Next week’s meeting of the state’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board could lead to new recommendations, but Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration has twice before rejected the board’s suggestions. This time, the expert panel will discuss petitions submitted during January. Fifteen conditions are on the agenda.…