state budget http://kbia.org en Lawmakers endorse bill to fix funding gaps in education http://kbia.org/post/lawmakers-endorse-bill-fix-funding-gaps-education <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri lawmakers have given initial approval to a mid-year budget plan that addresses funding shortfalls for schools and social services.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:48:33 +0000 Associated Press 49058 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers endorse bill to fix funding gaps in education Missouri revenues increase from previous year http://kbia.org/post/missouri-revenues-increase-previous-year <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A new report shows Missouri revenues were up slightly as the state reached the two-thirds mark of its budget year.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:40:27 +0000 Associated Press 49056 at http://kbia.org Missouri revenues increase from previous year Missouri House GOP Scraps Nixon's Budget Proposal http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-gop-scraps-nixons-budget-proposal Republican leaders in the Missouri House have scrapped the budget being proposed by Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat. Instead they will use last year's budget bills as a starting point for crafting their fiscal year 2015 spending plan.<p>House Budget Chair Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, says their budget bills contain none of the governor's spending proposals for the fiscal year (FY2015) that begins July 1.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"In the past, usually we've used the governor's recommendations," Stream told reporters Thursday in Jefferson City. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:47:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 47803 at http://kbia.org Missouri House GOP Scraps Nixon's Budget Proposal Mo. budget leaders agree on revenue estimate for 2015 budget http://kbia.org/post/mo-budget-leaders-agree-revenue-estimate-2015-budget <p>Missouri lawmakers responsible for the budget have an agreement on a revenue estimate for next year but say Gov. Jay Nixon did not sign off on it.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislative budget leaders and the governor typically reach a revenue estimate that is the foundation for the budget. Agreeing how much money is available lets officials focus on how to spend that money.</span></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:36:42 +0000 Associated Press 45560 at http://kbia.org Mo. budget leaders agree on revenue estimate for 2015 budget Missouri state budget debate starts this week http://kbia.org/post/missouri-state-budget-debate-starts-week <p>Missouri lawmakers are kicking off the state's annual budgeting process this week. The Senate Appropriations Committee will take public testimony on education and health care issues at a hearing Tuesday. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:07:50 +0000 Associated Press 27565 at http://kbia.org Missouri state budget debate starts this week Newscast for Friday, June 22, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-friday-june-22-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Nixon to address 2013 budget</li><li>Columbia Police release internal complaint numbers</li><li>Yahweh&#39;s Restoration Ministry to broadcast on national television</li></ul> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:11:32 +0000 Jacob Fenston 16346 at http://kbia.org Newscast for Friday, June 22, 2012 A few hot-button items left for last week of Mo. legislative session http://kbia.org/post/few-hot-button-items-left-last-week-mo-legislative-session Most of the big issues this legislative session were tied to the state budget, which has been passed and sent to Governor Jay Nixon.&nbsp; That has many political pundits wondering if the last week of the 2012 session will be anticlimactic.&nbsp; But as St. Mon, 14 May 2012 15:54:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 14091 at http://kbia.org A few hot-button items left for last week of Mo. legislative session Newscast for May 02, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-02-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri Senate debates various opinions on state budget.</li><li>Federal money used to build five community health centers across Missouri.</li><li>Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) calls for speedier rebuilding effort of Birds Point Levee. Wed, 02 May 2012 13:50:24 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 13402 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 02, 2012 Mo. GOP senators win concessions, but state budget still faces shortfall http://kbia.org/post/mo-gop-senators-win-concessions-state-budget-still-faces-shortfall <p>Nine conservative Republican senators who held up debate on Missouri&#39;s budget plan had claimed it spent too much, relied too heavily on one-time revenue sources and needed a structural overhaul. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:31:49 +0000 Associated Press 13255 at http://kbia.org Mo. GOP senators win concessions, but state budget still faces shortfall Missouri Senate approves 2013 budget http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-approves-2013-budget <p>The Missouri Senate passed a $24 billion state budget early Wednesday morning, following several hours of debate and closed-door negotiations.&nbsp; The Senate reversed the House&rsquo;s gutting of a pension program for the blind. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:11:27 +0000 Marshall Griffin 13002 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate approves 2013 budget Newscast for April 25, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-25-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:03:12 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 13001 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 25, 2012 Missouri House votes to further study state worker pay http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-votes-further-study-state-worker-pay <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Missouri House has voted to give a special committee more time to find ways to boost the salaries of state employees.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:52:33 +0000 Associated Press 12965 at http://kbia.org Missouri House votes to further study state worker pay Newscast for March 23, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-23-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri House committee endorses legislation making it a crime for federal officials to enforce the 2010 federal health care overhaul in Missouri.&nbsp;</li><li>Missouri House passes $24 billion state budget.&nbsp;</li><li>Missouri flag desecration law declared unconstitutional.</li></ul> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:22:54 +0000 Jacob Fenston 11091 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 23, 2012