Illinois Bill Would Mandate Presidential Candidates Release Tax Returns

SPRINGFIELD, ILL (AP) The Democratic-controlled Illinois Senate has narrowly endorsed a plan requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns. The proposal would mandate that presidential candidates release five years’ worth of tax returns to appear on the general election ballot in Illinois. Democratic senator and gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss of Evanston is sponsor of…

Tuition Hikes Proposed for University of Missouri System

COLUMBIA, MO (AP)┬áThe four-campus University of Missouri system is proposing raising tuition and required fees of in-state undergraduates by 2.1 percent for the fiscal year that begins in July. System officials consider the increases “modest” and say they’d generate $14.4 million in revenues. The administrators cite “significant financial and budgetary pressures” on the campuses in…

NLEC Seeks Help From Governor

The fight continues after the closure of the New Life Evangelistic Center. Reverend Larry Rice and more than 100 homeless people gathered in downtown St. Louis outside of city hall on Thursday morning to sign a petition, which calls on Governor Eric Greitens to provide a state building for an emergency shelter. After years of…