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Politics
5:39 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Senate passes state budget

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  The Missouri Senate passed the rest of the state budget Tuesday April 29, after taking care of the first 5 bills on Monday.  Democrat Paul LeVota of Independence made an indirect attempt to expand Medicaid. He offered an amendment to create a line item in the Department of Social Services’ budget for extra Medicaid dollars to be drawn down if lawmakers ever decide to expand Medicaid.  Republican Kurt Schaefer of Columbia opposed the amendment.

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Politics
4:57 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Staying in-state after graduating could help pay off student loans

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Missouri lawmakers are debating an expansion of a college scholarship for top students that is designed to keep more of them in the state after graduation.

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Education
3:58 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

FBI looking into school district stipends

Questions about the use of stipends for school administrators in St. Joseph, Mo. have caught the attention of the U.S. FBI.
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  Federal investigators are looking into questions about a northwest Missouri school district's finances.

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Politics
6:06 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Mo. House passes state budget, headed to Senate

Missouri House Floor
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The Missouri House has passed a $26.6 billion state budget that ties the amount of an increase in funding for public schools to increases in state revenue.

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Politics
4:12 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Budget plan to add money for newborn screenings

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Missouri lawmakers are putting more money into the budget to try to speed up the results of newborn blood screenings.

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Politics
8:45 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Missouri House Committee Passes State Budget For FY2015

Mo. House Budget Cmte. working on the state's 13 bills that make up FY2015 budget.
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Originally published on Thu March 13, 2014 5:00 pm

House budget writers have passed Missouri's state budget for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins July 1.

The roughly $28 billion spending plan still includes a funding increase for the state's K-12 schools, which would be around $122 million if projections by House and Senate Republican leaders turn out to be correct.  If Gov. Jay Nixon's rosier revenue picture turns out to be correct, then K-12 spending would increase by $278 million.

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Politics
8:18 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Mo. House budget panel to finish work this week

Missouri Capitol
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Missouri House budget writers are expected to complete work this week on a spending plan for the fiscal year that starts in July.

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Politics
9:02 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Panel OKs proposal over Mo. gov.'s budget power

Missouri House floor
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A Missouri House committee has endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at giving lawmakers a check on the governor's budget power.

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Politics
8:17 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Panel mulls proposal over Mo. gov.'s budget power

Missouri House floor at the Missouri Capitol
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A Missouri House committee is considering legislation aimed at curbing the governor's budget power.

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Politics
8:30 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Mo. lawmakers, governor $370M apart on budget

Missouri Capitol
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Missouri lawmakers could have to cut about $370 million from Governor Jay Nixon's budget if they don't want to go along with his financial assumptions.

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Politics
8:57 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Lawmakers mull changes to governor's budget power

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Missouri lawmakers are considering changes to the governor's authority over the state budget.

The discussion comes after budget disputes in recent years. Most recently, Gov. Jay Nixon froze $400 million in the current year's spending plan, while citing concerns lawmakers would override his veto of a tax cut.

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Politics
5:09 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Nixon outlines plan for new mental hospital

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the budget he proposes next month will include a bond issuance to rebuild the Fulton State Hospital.

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Politics
5:59 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Nixon releases just over half of withheld budget funds

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Democratic Governor Jay Nixon has released just over half of the 400 million dollars he withheld earlier this year from Missouri’s current state budget.  215-million dollars will be divvied up among K-through-12 schools, higher education, mental health programs and specific programs for training health care professional in southwest Missouri.  Nixon released the money Thursday after Republican lawmakers on Wednesday failed to override his veto of a controversial tax cut bill.

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PM Newscasts
5:24 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Newscast for July 26, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Proposed FY 2014 city budget focuses on safety
  • Health care advocates welcome state regulations for ACA marketplace navigators
  • Mo. House Interim Committee On Downsizing State Govt. Submits Findings To Speaker
Politics
4:59 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Proposed FY 2014 city budget focuses on safety

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Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes introduced his fiscal year 2014 budget recommendations on Friday.

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Politics
7:18 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Mo. GOP leaders question Nixon's budget cuts

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Gov. Jay Nixon has continued to make budget cuts based on concerns that the Legislature might do something that could reduce future tax revenues.

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.

Nixon says he has clear legal authority, but Republican legislative leaders contend he does not.

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Politics
8:40 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Mo. revenue up 10 percent for 2013 budget year

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A new report shows Missouri collected more revenue than expected in the budget year that ended June 30.

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Education
5:13 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

UM Curators approve 2014 budget, announce plans for Deaton institute

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The University of Missouri System Board of Curators approved its 2014 budget Friday. UM System President Tim Wolfe says the budget identifies strategic areas for funding to help strengthen the university brand.

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Politics
4:20 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Nixon denounces partial funding of license agency

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Democratic Governor Jay Nixon on Wednesday warned Republican lawmakers that he’ll lay off state workers if full funding isn’t restored to the budget for the Missouri Department of Revenue’s Motor Vehicles division.

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Business
4:33 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Mo. finances to take hit from higher federal tax

Federal Social Security payroll taxes increased by 2 percent.
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Missouri's finances could take a $60 million annual hit because of a recent 2 percentage point increase in federal Social Security payroll taxes.

State budget director Linda Luebbering says the lost revenues resulting from the federal Social Security tax already had been taken into consideration for budget projections. She says the reduced revenue should not come as a surprise to state officials.

The Social Security tax reverted to 6.2 percent this month after the expiration of a 2 percentage point cut that had been in place for a couple of years.

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Education
5:24 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Possible budget cuts could affect public schools

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The Missouri National Education Association is warning of the fallout for public schools if congress does not act to avoid the so called fiscal cliff.   

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Politics
3:29 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Budgeters in Cole County face budget gap

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An underestimate of salaries from Cole County’s Emergency Medical Services department has a left a 72-thousand dollar gap in the budget, forcing the county to dig into its reserves.

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Education
5:38 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

MU Extension applies new strategies to better focus programs

Darren Hellwege KBIA

MU Extension is implementing a new staffing model and budget structure that would give programs a more geographic focus. 

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Politics
7:23 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

City Manager presents 2013 budget proposal

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes said the budget brings the city closer to closing its budget gap.
Janet Saidi KBIA

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes is asking council members to consider his recommended budget for the 2013 fiscal year. He says the proposal comes closer to balancing the city’s budget gap by 2014.

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Politics
8:59 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Mo. expects to save $44M through debt refinancing

Lawmakers and the Governor want to refinance $500 million in bonds.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Missouri expects to save about $44 million this year by refinancing some of its debt at lower interest rates.

Two separate boards of state officials gave preliminary authorization this week to the bond refinancing.

That action had been anticipated for some time. Gov. Jay Nixon had proposed to refinance more than $500 million of bonds as part of the budget plan he outlined in January. Lawmakers also had calculated the savings into the budget for the 2013 fiscal year that began this past Sunday.

Education
5:15 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Kirksville R-3 approves budget

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The Kirksville R-3 School board has approved its budget for the next school year. The district expects to see a reduction in state and federal funding by almost $800,000.

Despite the cut in federal funding, the district doesn’t expected to make any drastic cuts. Superintendent Pat Williams says the district had actually expected the subsidy reduction and had already started taking steps to provide cushion for the next school year.

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Politics
5:13 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Mo. ends fiscal year with higher than expected revenues

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Missouri closed out its 2012 fiscal year with slightly better than expected revenues. But that doesn't necessarily translate to a budget surplus.

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AM Newscasts
8:27 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Newscast for May 10, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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PM Newscasts
5:39 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Newscast for May 7, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri lawmakers negotiate the final version of the state budget.

 

  • A petition to raise the minimum wage in Missouri has reached the secretary of state.

 

  • A Missouri House committee backs legislation that would change restrictions on who may ride with permit drivers.

 

 

Politics
8:58 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Mo. senators continue budget negotiations

Mo. senators are deciding which aspects of their 2013 state budget they should "bind" to before negotiations with House begin.
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The Missouri Senate took the next step Tuesday toward beginning final negotiations with the House on next year’s state budget.  Senate members struggled with whether to bind themselves to various positions they support.

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