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Gov. Pat Quinn says he plans to seek higher fees on power generator Exelon Corp. to ensure the safety of Illinois nuclear power plants in the aftermath of Japan's nuclear crisis.
Quinn says he met with state emergency management officials on Wednesday to discuss the safety of the state's 11 nuclear reactors.
He says the events in Japan show the need to review the safety of the plants.
The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would prevent employees from suing co-workers for on-the-job injuries.
The measure also states that some occupational diseases, including those caused by asbestos exposure, would be covered by the state's workers' compensation system.
Updated 4:10 p.m. March 17, 2011 with Gov. Quinn's comments.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he opposes a package of budget cuts proposed by Illinois Senate Republicans.
The Chicago Democrat said Thursday the "foolhardy" cuts would kills jobs and weaken the economy just as Illinois recovers from a recession.
The Republican plan includes cuts to education, health care and local government. They estimate the savings at $6.7 billion.
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An upcoming film festival in suburban St. Louis will offer something a little bit different.
The filmmakers are all students in the Parkway School District. Their works will be shown April 27 at Logan College.
The shortest of the films are under a minute. One features a day in the life of a first-grader.
In another, a third-grader tells the story of bumping into a snake while bobbing in the water. He narrates the story while his pictures scroll across the screen.
Gov. Jay Nixon has announced that the St. Louis area will get about $550,000 to improve or develop trails.
The awards that are from a federal grant channeled through the state's Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trails Program.
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