david pearce http://kbia.org en Mo. mental health hospital crumbling http://kbia.org/post/mo-mental-health-hospital-crumbling <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle agree that&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri's</font>&nbsp;state hospital for the most severely ill and dangerous&nbsp;<font color="red">mental</font>&nbsp;health patients is in dire need of repair, but it remains unclear just how to come up with the more than $200 million needed to replace the crumbling Fulton State Hospital.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:43:54 +0000 Associated Press 42499 at http://kbia.org Mo. mental health hospital crumbling Senate Bill 9 veto overridden by Missouri legislature http://kbia.org/post/senate-bill-9-veto-overridden-missouri-legislature <p></p><p>The recent veto over-ride by the Missouri State Legislative of Senate Bill 9 will enact changes to the state’s animal abuse and neglect laws. As part of the legislation, it will now be considered a felony to steal cattle.</p><p>Senator David Pearce is a Republican representing Missouri’s 14<sup>th</sup> district. He says it was important for the Bill to be passed to provide protection for livestock owners.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:48:56 +0000 Billy Grayson 40441 at http://kbia.org Senate Bill 9 veto overridden by Missouri legislature Mo. Senate endorses eating disorder study http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-endorses-eating-disorder-study <p>The Missouri Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would study the cost of making insurance companies provide coverage for eating disorders. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 23:01:39 +0000 Associated Press 31103 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate endorses eating disorder study Funding draft recommendations released for Missouri colleges and universities http://kbia.org/post/funding-draft-recommendations-released-missouri-colleges-and-universities <p>A joint committee of Missouri House and Senate members is considering an overhaul of how the state’s colleges and universities are funded each year.&nbsp; A first draft of recommendations was released today, and it includes basing 10 percent of an institution’s state funding on performance standards such as graduation rates.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 23:11:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25710 at http://kbia.org Funding draft recommendations released for Missouri colleges and universities Mo. legislative panel focuses on higher ed funding http://kbia.org/post/mo-legislative-panel-focuses-higher-ed-funding <p>A panel of state lawmakers holds a hearing at the University of Central Missouri this week on creation of a funding formula for higher education institutions. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:17:37 +0000 The Associated Press 23229 at http://kbia.org Mo. legislative panel focuses on higher ed funding Mo. Senate stalls on K-12 funding formula changes http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-stalls-k-12-funding-formula-changes <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Legislation that would tweak Missouri&rsquo;s funding formula for public schools has stalled in the State Senate.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:20:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 12631 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate stalls on K-12 funding formula changes Mo panel wants education funding based on performance http://kbia.org/post/mo-panel-wants-education-funding-based-performance <p>A task force is recommending that funding for universities and community colleges in Missouri be based in part on graduation rates and other performance-based criteria. Thu, 08 Dec 2011 22:51:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 5011 at http://kbia.org