economy http://kbia.org en Missouri legislators seek to end economic 'border wars' but will Kansas sign on? http://kbia.org/post/missouri-legislators-seek-end-economic-border-wars-will-kansas-sign <p></p><p>Missouri lawmakers want to put a stop to economic incentives for businesses who move across the state line from Kansas.</p><p>But the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=27780121">legislation Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law</a> Tuesday only goes into effect if Kansas agrees to a similar measure to end <a href="http://kcur.org/post/will-2014-be-year-end-kansas-missouri-border-war">what's commonly known as the "Border War."</a></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:54:37 +0000 Elle Moxley 55502 at http://kbia.org Missouri legislators seek to end economic 'border wars' but will Kansas sign on? What folks in Columbia want to hear in the State of the Union address http://kbia.org/post/what-folks-columbia-want-hear-state-union-address <p></p><p>President Obama will speak to the nation with the annual State of the Union address Tuesday night. Columbia citizens voiced their expectations for the address, commenting on Obama’s previous term and what expectations they had for the next four years. Some were hopeful, while others were more disgruntled. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:41:49 +0000 Andrew Yost & Andrew Nichols 28774 at http://kbia.org What folks in Columbia want to hear in the State of the Union address Mo. state workers off on Black Friday as economy improves http://kbia.org/post/mo-state-workers-black-friday-economy-improves <p>Governor Jay Nixon today signed an executive order to close state offices on Black Friday, Nov. 23, in part because state revenues have increased. State Budget Director Linda Luebbering said the state’s revenue collections are up by 7.5 percent compared with last year.</p><p>“We’re beginning to see the improving economy’s impact on our revenue collections," Luebbering said. "It’s always a lag as the economy improves – takes a little while for that to start showing up in our revenue collections."</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:36:16 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 23997 at http://kbia.org Mo. state workers off on Black Friday as economy improves Mo. unemployment rate reaches lowest point in nearly 4 years [INFOGRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/mo-unemployment-rate-reaches-lowest-point-nearly-4-years-infographic <p>According to the latest jobs report from the state <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kbia/files/Industry_SEP12.pdf.pdf.pdf">[pdf]</a>, the number of jobs created in Missouri is going up, and the unemployment rate is at its lowest in nearly four years. Some of the greatest growth was in the construction industry.</p><p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:23:47 +0000 Charles Minshew 22947 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rate reaches lowest point in nearly 4 years [INFOGRAPHIC] Economy slowing in 9 Midwest, Plains states http://kbia.org/post/economy-slowing-9-midwest-plains-states <p>A new monthly survey suggests the economy in nine Midwest and Plains states will continue to slow down but continue growing even as Europe&#39;s woes persist.</p><p>The region&#39;s overall economic index dipped to 57.2 in June from May&#39;s 57.6 and April&#39;s 60. Any score above 50 suggests growth.</p><p>Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says businesses in the region are still benefiting from healthy farm income and exports, but the activity is slowing.</p><p>Global economic problems are hurting export orders.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 21:51:24 +0000 Associated Press 16920 at http://kbia.org Economy slowing in 9 Midwest, Plains states State revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent http://kbia.org/post/state-revenues-ahead-projections-34-percent Missouri&rsquo;s revenues rose more than expected during the month of May.<p>The state collected about&nbsp;$6.6 billion in revenue last month, compared to just under&nbsp;$6.4 billion in May of 2011.&nbsp; Governor Jay&nbsp;Nixon&rsquo;s Budget Director, Linda Luebbering, credits most of the improvement to higher collections of state income and sales taxes.<p>&ldquo;That&#39;s the good news, things are picking up,"&nbsp; Luebbering said.&nbsp; "I think we do have to be cautious, still, because of what&rsquo;s going on at the national and particularly the international picture, with European Union issues and everything that&#39;s going on globally&nbsp;that could have some bearing on the overall economy.&rdquo; Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:56:03 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 15409 at http://kbia.org State revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent Columbia living windows boosts ecnomy http://kbia.org/post/columbia-living-windows-boosts-ecnomy <p>The District hosts its annual Living Windows festival Friday night in Columbia. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 16:24:56 +0000 4678 at http://kbia.org Newscast for November 18, 2011. http://kbia.org/post/newscast-november-18-2011-0 <p>Regional News Coverage from the KBIA Newsroom. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 23:56:26 +0000 3894 at http://kbia.org