FEMA to help assess Illinois flood damage

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is coming to Illinois to help assess damage from early-winter floods that struck nearly two dozen counties. Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday vowed to “do everything possible to help people and communities” affected by the late December and early January flooding. FEMA will work with its…

Missouri lawmakers continue push for ethics overhaul

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Motivated by the resignations of two lawmakers, the Missouri Legislature has advanced another round of ethics-related legislation. The Missouri House passed legislation 157-3 Thursday to prohibit most investments of campaign money. Members also voted 157-4 to impose greater reporting requirements for taskforce members appointed by the governor. Legislation to close…