missouri budget http://kbia.org en Nixon Blasts Tax Cut Bill Sent To Him By Missouri Lawmakers http://kbia.org/post/nixon-blasts-tax-cut-bill-sent-him-missouri-lawmakers <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, D, answers questions from reporters on his opposition to this year&apos;s tax cut bill, SB509." data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/sites/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/4-16-2014%2C_Nixon_presser_on_passage_of_SB509_0.JPG" alt="" /><p>A controversial tax cut proposal has been sent to Gov. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:48:01 +0000 Marshall Griffin 51475 at http://kbia.org Nixon Blasts Tax Cut Bill Sent To Him By Missouri Lawmakers Nixon Cuts $22 Million In Education Funding, Says GOP Lawmakers Forced His Hand http://kbia.org/post/nixon-cuts-22-million-education-funding-says-gop-lawmakers-forced-his-hand <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/Generic_Nixon_1-23-12_1.jpg" alt="" /><p>Because of a dispute over how much money to put in this year's supplemental budget, Gov. Jay Nixon has cut $22 million from public schools and higher education. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:12:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 51162 at http://kbia.org Nixon Cuts $22 Million In Education Funding, Says GOP Lawmakers Forced His Hand Missouri Senate Committee Begins Reviewing State Budget Passed By House http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-committee-begins-reviewing-state-budget-passed-house <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:09:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 50945 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate Committee Begins Reviewing State Budget Passed By House Mo. House will not use Nixon's budget recommendations http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-will-not-use-nixons-budget-recommendations <p>Republican House leaders are scrapping&nbsp;Gov. Jay Nixon's recommendations for Missouri's&nbsp;budget.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:22:54 +0000 Associated Press 47769 at http://kbia.org Mo. House will not use Nixon's budget recommendations Missouri among top states using cost-benefit data in policy making http://kbia.org/post/missouri-among-top-states-using-cost-benefit-data-policy-making <p>A study by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that Missouri is in the top ten states when it comes to using cost-benefit analysis of taxpayer money.&nbsp;</p><p>Cost-benefit programs analyze the cost of public programs and the benefits they provide taxpayers.&nbsp; In short, it’s the study of how much bang taxpayers are getting for their buck. And it can be a very effective tool when drafting new laws or policy.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:12:18 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 38084 at http://kbia.org Missouri among top states using cost-benefit data in policy making Mo. 2011 disasters cost $36 million, a quarter of what Nixon budgeted http://kbia.org/post/mo-2011-disasters-cost-36-million-quarter-what-nixon-budgeted <p></p><p>Missouri’s final tab for the Joplin tornado and the 2011 flooding has proven to be much smaller than what&nbsp;Gov. Jay Nixon anticipated.</p><p>Figures provided to The Associated Press by Nixon's budget office show that the state's share for the disasters is a little more than $36 million. That's only a quarter of the $150 million that Nixon set aside in the budget in 2011.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:29:09 +0000 Associated Press 36902 at http://kbia.org Mo. 2011 disasters cost $36 million, a quarter of what Nixon budgeted Mo. GOP leaders question Nixon's budget cuts http://kbia.org/post/mo-gop-leaders-question-nixons-budget-cuts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Jay Nixon has continued to make budget cuts based on concerns that the Legislature might do something that could reduce future tax revenues.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nixon's recent announcement of $400 million of spending restrictions is the latest example of how he has tested the constitutional boundaries of a governor's authority to control the budget.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nixon says he has clear legal authority, but Republican legislative leaders contend he does not.</span></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:18:28 +0000 Associated Press 36636 at http://kbia.org Mo. GOP leaders question Nixon's budget cuts How the income-tax issue is about more than Missouri and its governor http://kbia.org/post/how-income-tax-issue-about-more-missouri-and-its-governor Governor Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have cut Missouri’s income tax rates for the first time in 90 years.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Republican-led General Assembly passed the bill in large part pointing to neighboring Kansas which already has slashed its personal and corporate income taxes.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But as St. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:07:27 +0000 Maria Altman & Maria Altman 34968 at http://kbia.org How the income-tax issue is about more than Missouri and its governor House, Senate Negotiators Approve Final Version Of FY2014 Mo. Budget http://kbia.org/post/house-senate-negotiators-approve-final-version-fy2014-mo-budget <P>Missouri House and Senate budget negotiators have crafted a final version of next year's state budget.</P> <P>The nearly $25 billion spending plan includes a $66 million increase for K-12 schools, and a $25 million hike for state universities and community colleges.&#160; It still does not include the Medicaid expansion proposed by Governor Jay Nixon (D), which disappointed committee member and&#160;State Senator Kiki Curls (D,&#160;Kansas City).</P> <P>"There are hundreds of thousands of working Missourians that don’t have health care, and I think it was a prime opportunity for us to be ab Wed, 08 May 2013 13:51:44 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33365 at http://kbia.org House, Senate Negotiators Approve Final Version Of FY2014 Mo. Budget Gov. Nixon signs Missouri supplemental budget http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-signs-missouri-supplemental-budget <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation allowing for an additional $219 million in state spending during the current fiscal year. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:20:28 +0000 Associated Press 31901 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon signs Missouri supplemental budget Missouri increases cash flow by tapping state budget reserve fund http://kbia.org/post/missouri-increases-cash-flow-tapping-state-budget-reserve-fund <p>Missouri has used a state budget reserve fund to improve its cash flow.</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:53:59 +0000 Associated Press 31400 at http://kbia.org Missouri increases cash flow by tapping state budget reserve fund State budget scheduled for debate today in Mo. House http://kbia.org/post/state-budget-scheduled-debate-today-mo-house <p></p><p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> will begin debate Tuesday on the 13 bills that make up next year’s state budget.</p><p>The three bills that encompass the state’s Medicaid program don’t include <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon’s</a> (D)&nbsp;proposed expansion, although House Democrats may try to offer amendments to change that.&nbsp; <a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&amp;district=090">Budget chairman Rick Stream</a> (R, Kirkwood) says the state should have more of a say in how Medicaid dollars are handled.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:07:33 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30986 at http://kbia.org State budget scheduled for debate today in Mo. House Lottery has no plan for extra money http://kbia.org/post/lottery-has-no-plan-extra-money <p>Officials at the Missouri Lottery have no strategy to generate an additional $35 million that legislative budget writers and Gov. Jay Nixon&#39;s administration had hoped would help avoid cuts to government services. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 22:50:19 +0000 Associated Press 17729 at http://kbia.org Lottery has no plan for extra money Governor's budget withholdings felt by higher education http://kbia.org/post/governors-budget-withholdings-felt-higher-education <p>Governor Jay Nixon&rsquo;s&nbsp;withholdings announced Friday&nbsp;are expected to&nbsp;be felt by Missouri&rsquo;s higher-education institutions.&nbsp;Nixon announced the removal of&nbsp;$9&nbsp;million&nbsp;from the budgets of Missouri&rsquo;s public colleges and universities, effective July 1st.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s part of $15 million withheld from a budget Nixon says is $50 million&nbsp;out of balance.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:43:55 +0000 Melissa Helm 16452 at http://kbia.org Governor's budget withholdings felt by higher education $2 million ties up $24 billion budget http://kbia.org/post/2-million-ties-24-billion-budget <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A disagreement over $2 million for a university is contributing to a stalemate on Missouri&#39;s $24 billion budget plan.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 22:09:34 +0000 Associated Press 13791 at http://kbia.org $2 million ties up $24 billion budget