veterans homes http://kbia.org en Veterans Campus planned in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/veterans-campus-planned-columbia <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Three organizations are discussing building a 4.2-acre campus for veterans in northeast Columbia.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:08:47 +0000 Associated Press 52058 at http://kbia.org Missouri veterans nursing homes to get casino fees http://kbia.org/post/missouri-veterans-nursing-homes-get-casino-fees <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation redirecting casino fees to nursing homes for military veterans.</p><p>The legislation signed into law Wednesday provides a dedicated funding stream for the state&#39;s seven nursing homes that serve about 1,300 veterans.</p><p>Casinos already pay a per-person fee to the state. Most of that money has gone to early childhood programs. But the new law redirects the bulk of those fees to veterans homes.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 21:37:06 +0000 Associated Press 15027 at http://kbia.org Missouri veterans nursing homes to get casino fees Stalemate over state budget talks causes a Missouri veteran's hunger strike http://kbia.org/post/stalemate-over-state-budget-talks-causes-missouri-veterans-hunger-strike <p>A final vote awaits on a bill that would include solidifying funding for veteran&#39;s homes. Up to $30 million would be shifted within a casino entrance fee&nbsp;fund from early childhood education and put forward to veterans homes. While this awaits a vote in the Senate, one Missouri veteran is on a hunger strike. Wed, 09 May 2012 14:20:02 +0000 Cole Karr 13825 at http://kbia.org Stalemate over state budget talks causes a Missouri veteran's hunger strike Mo. Republicans shut down debate in state Senate http://kbia.org/post/mo-republicans-shut-down-debate-state-senate <p>The Missouri Senate has been shut down by one Senator over which version of legislation for veterans&rsquo; homes will be adopted.&nbsp; Republican Jason Crowell and several allies tied up the Senate for nearly 12 hours Monday and are provoking a showdown with Senate leaders. Tue, 08 May 2012 13:27:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 13749 at http://kbia.org Mo. Republicans shut down debate in state Senate House and Senate budget negotiators debating how to fund veterans' homes http://kbia.org/post/house-and-senate-budget-negotiators-debating-how-fund-veterans-homes <p>House and Senate budget negotiators remain at an impasse on what&rsquo;s become the main barrier to reaching an agreement: finding a way to fund veterans&rsquo; homes.</p><p>The House this week passed legislation that would fund veterans homes with gaming revenues currently designated for early childhood programs, and replace it with money from a tobacco settlement.&nbsp; The Senate has so far refused to take up the measure.&nbsp; House Budget Chair Ryan Silvey accuses Senate President Pro-tem Rob Mayer of playing games:</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 22:11:51 +0000 Marshall Griffin 13603 at http://kbia.org House and Senate budget negotiators debating how to fund veterans' homes Nixon urges lawmakers pass several key budget items http://kbia.org/post/nixon-urges-lawmakers-pass-several-key-budget-items <p>With three weeks left in the legislative session, Governor Jay Nixon is urging lawmakers to fund</p><p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:54:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 13297 at http://kbia.org Nixon urges lawmakers pass several key budget items