missouri state budget http://kbia.org en Gov. Nixon pitches deal for income tax cut http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-pitches-deal-income-tax-cut <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Jay Nixon says he would enact an income tax cut, if lawmakers agree to several contingencies.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:09:09 +0000 Associated Press 48143 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon pitches deal for income tax cut 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 Nixon Calls Senate Tax-Cut Proposal 'Fiscally Irresponsible' http://kbia.org/post/nixon-calls-senate-tax-cut-proposal-fiscally-irresponsible Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has swiftly attacked a state Senate panel’s action to approve a phased-in tax cut that he estimates will cost the state $1 billion a year when fully implemented.<p>Nixon called it a “fiscally irresponsible tax experiment.”<p>The governor was referring to a tax-cut proposal approved early Thursday by the Senate Ways and Means Committee.&#160; The plan is similar to last session’s SB253,<a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/32688/veto_session_preview_091013"> a tax cut measure vetoed by the governor last summer</a>. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:39:01 +0000 Jo Mannies 47087 at http://kbia.org Nixon Calls Senate Tax-Cut Proposal 'Fiscally Irresponsible' Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends $25 Billion State Budget To Gov. Nixon http://kbia.org/post/mo-gen-assembly-sends-25-billion-state-budget-gov-nixon Missouri lawmakers have sent a nearly $25 billion budget to <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D).<p>However, he's not happy with how the Republican-led <a href="http://moga.mo.gov/">General Assembly</a> pulled portions of it together.&#160; In order to fund several state programs in the budget, including one that aids developmentally disabled children, House and Senate Republicans chose to fund them by passing <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&#38;BillID=18649863">a separate bill</a> that eliminates a tax credit for low-income seniors w Fri, 10 May 2013 14:07:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33505 at http://kbia.org Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends $25 Billion State Budget To Gov. Nixon Mo. lawmakers must finalize budget this week http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-must-finalize-budget-week <p>Missouri lawmakers have until Friday to finalize the state's roughly $25 billion operating budget. Mon, 06 May 2013 21:49:27 +0000 Associated Press 33250 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers must finalize budget this week State budget rejected by House, another Medicaid expansion attempt defeated http://kbia.org/post/state-budget-rejected-house-another-medicaid-expansion-attempt-defeated <P>The <A href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </A>has formally rejected the<A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> Senate </A>version of the state budget, setting the stage for final negotiations over the state’s spending plan for next year.</P> <P>Among the bones of contention is the rejection by the Senate of $20 million in federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security, which happened as part of the backlash over the document scanning controversy.&#160; <A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&#38;district=110">House Speaker Tim Jones </A>(R, Eureka) says, though, th Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:04:16 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32897 at http://kbia.org State budget rejected by House, another Medicaid expansion attempt defeated Mo. Senate budget cut may miss target http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-budget-cut-may-miss-target <p>Missouri senators trying to target budget cuts at the agency that issues driver's licenses may have instead blocked funding for the registration of boats and mobile homes.</p><p>The Senate passed a budget plan late Monday that eliminates the entire $3.5 million allotment for the Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing Division.</p><p>During debate, senators said the proposed cut could halt the issuance of driver's licenses. They described it as negotiating leverage to get additional information from state officials about the data collected from driver's license applicants.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:20:05 +0000 Associated Press 32557 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate budget cut may miss target Mo. Senate budget plan notable for zeros http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-budget-plan-notable-zeros-1 <p>Missouri senators are considering a roughly $25 billion budget plan that may be most notable for what it doesn't contain. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:50:54 +0000 Associated Press 32463 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate budget plan notable for zeros Mo. Senate panel to take up state budget http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-panel-take-state-budget <p>A Missouri Senate panel is preparing to begin drafting its plan for the roughly $25 billion state operating budget.</p><p>The Senate Appropriations Committee has scheduled hearings throughout the week to begin work on the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The panel is also scheduled to consider the budget for the state Revenue Department, despite recent tensions between the department and Republican senators over new driver's license procedures.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:11:07 +0000 Associated Press 31652 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate panel to take up state budget What's on the table, as Mo legislators return to session? http://kbia.org/post/whats-table-mo-legislators-return-session <p></p><p>Missouri state legislators return to the Capitol today with a to-do list that includes the budget and various legislative priorities such as taxes, economic incentives and a fund for injured workers.</p><p>The Legislature recessed this past week for its midsession break. Lawmakers are scheduled to resume debate today.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:52:53 +0000 Associated Press 30930 at http://kbia.org What's on the table, as Mo legislators return to session? Medical debt cited as chief cause of bankruptcy, as advocates urge legislators to expand Medicaid http://kbia.org/post/medical-debt-cited-chief-cause-bankruptcy-advocates-urge-legislators-expand-medicaid <div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><p><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">People and groups who work with Medicaid clients are urging Missouri lawmakers to expand coverage in next year’s state budget.</span></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 13:50:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25467 at http://kbia.org Medical debt cited as chief cause of bankruptcy, as advocates urge legislators to expand Medicaid Mo. taps reserve fund for second straight month http://kbia.org/post/mo-taps-reserve-fund-second-straight-month <p>Missouri has tapped a state reserve fund for cash flow purposes for the second consecutive month. The Office of Administration said Wednesday the state has borrowed $100 million from the Budget Reserve Fund, the same amount borrowed the previous month. The funds must be repaid by next May 15.</p><p>Missouri State Budget Director Linda Luebbering says the reserve fund can be used if monthly revenue collections do not meet monthly expenditures.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:10:55 +0000 Associated Press & Doug Hoffmann 20665 at http://kbia.org Mo. taps reserve fund for second straight month Mo. governor makes more cuts to higher education http://kbia.org/post/mo-governor-makes-more-cuts-higher-education <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a>&nbsp;(D)&nbsp;has signed Missouri&rsquo;s $24&nbsp;billion&nbsp;budget into law, but he also sliced $15 million from next year&rsquo;s spending plan.<p><a href="http://www.dhe.mo.gov/">Higher Education</a> took the brunt of the cuts, nearly&nbsp;$9 million.&nbsp;&nbsp;It&#39;s the&nbsp;third&nbsp;year in&nbsp;a row state universities have&nbsp;taken a hit.&nbsp;&nbsp;Nixon says&nbsp;it&#39;s necessary in part because the&nbsp;<a href="http://moga.mo.gov/">General Assembly</a>&nbsp;overestimated how much money the state would make from the <a Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:42:51 +0000 editor 16354 at http://kbia.org Mo. governor makes more cuts to higher education Nixon to address 2013 budget http://kbia.org/post/nixon-address-2013-budget <p>Administrators of Missouri universities and social services programs may soon learn whether their budgets will be cut for the upcoming year. Governor Jay Nixon plans to announce today whether he is making any reductions to the state&#39;s budget and, if so, which programs will be targeted.</p><p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:16:05 +0000 Associated Press 16342 at http://kbia.org Nixon to address 2013 budget Missouri’s state budget for next year is on its way to Gov. Jay Nixon. http://kbia.org/post/missouri-s-state-budget-next-year-its-way-gov-jay-nixon <p>Missouri&rsquo;s state budget for next year is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon. Thu, 10 May 2012 22:28:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 13951 at http://kbia.org Missouri’s state budget for next year is on its way to Gov. Jay Nixon. Newscast for May 8, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-8-2012-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</span></p><ul><li>The state of the state budge<font color="#444444" face="Georgia, Times, serif"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">t.</span></font></li><li>McCaskill&#39;s&nbsp;security precautions.</li><li>A Springfield mayor&#39;s resignation.</li></ul> Tue, 08 May 2012 22:25:47 +0000 Chris McDaniel 13795 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 8, 2012 State auditor Schweich reports federal funds misuse http://kbia.org/post/state-auditor-schweich-reports-federal-funds-misuse <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich&nbsp;has released a report questioning how federal money is spent by state government in several programs.</span></p><p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 20:43:30 +0000 Associated Press 11567 at http://kbia.org State auditor Schweich reports federal funds misuse