Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Governor Bob Holden says he will once again veto the state's education budget.
Holden, a Democrat, is asking lawmakers a second time to consider raising new revenues for public schools and state colleges. He has suggested new taxes on casinos and cigarettes, as well as closing some tax loopholes.
Springfield, IL – Supporters of the legislation say it will force drug companies to offer lower prices to club members, who would have more clout as a group. The state will negotiate for bulk discounts on behalf of the club. Blagojevich says seniors make up 13 percent of the state's population but account for 42 percent of the prescriptions dispensed. Seniors citizens and the disabled will pay 25 dollars a year to join in return for anticipated discounts.