layoffs http://kbia.org en Springfield hospital blames layoffs on Mo. medicaid expansion delay http://kbia.org/post/springfield-hospital-blames-layoffs-mo-medicaid-expansion-delay <p>Ozarks Community Hospital says it will lay off up to 60 of its employees in the Springfield area. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:21:07 +0000 Associated Press 55263 at http://kbia.org Missouri Hospitals Fear Job Losses, Service Cuts Without Medicaid Expansion http://kbia.org/post/missouri-hospitals-fear-job-losses-service-cuts-without-medicaid-expansion <em><strong>(Updated 4:30 p.m. Wed., March 26)</strong></em><p>In the last six months alone, Missouri hospitals have eliminated nearly 1,000 jobs, imposed hiring freezes affecting another 2,145 positions and cut or delayed at least $50 million in building projects.<p>The blame is due, in part, to the General Assembly’s refusal to expand Medicaid.<p>At least that’s the opinion of the Missouri Hospital Association and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce. On Wednesday, they released the results of their survey of hospitals around the state. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:17:12 +0000 Jo Mannies 50275 at http://kbia.org Missouri Hospitals Fear Job Losses, Service Cuts Without Medicaid Expansion Nixon denounces partial funding of license agency http://kbia.org/post/nixon-denounces-partial-funding-license-agency <p>Democratic Governor Jay Nixon on Wednesday warned Republican lawmakers that he’ll lay off state workers if full funding isn’t restored to the budget for the Missouri Department of Revenue’s Motor Vehicles division. Wed, 08 May 2013 21:20:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33397 at http://kbia.org Nixon denounces partial funding of license agency Missouri House approves bill altering handling of teacher layoffs http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-approves-bill-altering-handling-teacher-layoffs <p>The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation changing the way school districts handle teacher layoffs. Thu, 03 May 2012 16:43:14 +0000 Associated Press 13487 at http://kbia.org Missouri House approves bill altering handling of teacher layoffs Higher education cuts force layoffs at Northwest Missouri State http://kbia.org/post/higher-education-cuts-force-layoffs-northwest-missouri-state <p>In some of the first higher education layoffs announced this year in reaction to state funding reductions, Northwest Missouri State University will cut 20 jobs and eliminate or reorganize eight academic departments in a campus-wide move to reduce costs.</p><p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:27:33 +0000 Associated Press 9004 at http://kbia.org Higher education cuts force layoffs at Northwest Missouri State