budget cuts

Health & Wealth Update
1:08 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Why federal money for rural hospitals is vulnerable to budget cuts

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  Compared to their urban counterparts, rural hospitals serve a population that tends to be older, sicker, uninsured and have less income. Rural hospitals provide a lot of uncompensated care and run on more narrow profit margins.

To stay open, these hospitals depend on special federal designations that give them a higher rate of reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid. For example, when a hospital designated as a critical access hospital, Medicare reimbursements can make up to a third of its entire revenue

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PM Newscasts
5:42 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Newscast for June 22, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Gov. Nixon signs and cuts budget
  • Bukowsky drops out of District 47 race
  • Two Southern Boone County school leaders resign following scathing letter
Politics
5:18 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Nixon signs and cuts budget

Missouri’s state budget for next year has been signed into law, but Governor Jay Nixon also carved $15 million out of the spending plan that takes effect July 1. 

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Education
4:51 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

University of Missouri Press to be eliminated

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The University of Missouri Press will close. That’s according to a press release issued today by the University of Missouri system. The UM system provides the University of Missouri Press with a $400,000 yearly subsidy, and according to the press release, the Press has been unable to operate without a deficit in recent years.

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PM Newscasts
5:49 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Newscast for April 4, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri's House and Senate disagree over budget cuts.
  • Missouri members of Congress oppose military base cuts or relocation.
  • A proposal limiting tanning bed usage among teens divides Missouri House members.
Education
8:27 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Higher education cuts force layoffs at Northwest Missouri State

Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.
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In some of the first higher education layoffs announced this year in reaction to state funding reductions, Northwest Missouri State University will cut 20 jobs and eliminate or reorganize eight academic departments in a campus-wide move to reduce costs.

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Politics
9:17 am
Thu February 16, 2012

Schweich's lawsuit against Nixon budget cuts continues

The lawsuit against Nixon accuses him of making unauthorized budget cuts.
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Lawyers have been back in court arguing over the authority of Missouri's governor to make budget cuts.

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Politics
5:42 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Nixon softens budget cut to colleges

Governor Jay Nixon's office announced late Tuesday it may reduce the level of proposed 2013 cuts to higher education by six percent.

Columbia Representative Mary Still says while she's encouraged, she still thinks the cuts are deep.

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PM Newscasts
6:10 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Newscast for February 2, 2012

A Thursday morning fire in Boonville has destroyed two businesses operated by a program that helps people with disabilities
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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Fire destroys Boonville's Unlimited Opportunities businesses
  • Food bank's Buddy Pack program faces cuts, elimination
  • Curators discuss proposed budget cut outcomes
Education
5:13 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Curators discuss proposed budget cut outcomes

The columns at the University of Missouri.
File photo KBIA

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators is meeting today in Kansas City. One item on the agenda, and on everyone's minds, is the budget.

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Politics
12:21 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Missouri refinances millions in debt to balance its books

The state has already refinanced the $20 million it cost to build Mizzou Arena
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Missouri is planning to refinance more than $500 million of debt as part of Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to balance the state budget.

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AM Newscasts
12:13 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Newscast for January 24, 2012

Vicky Hartzler, official portrait 112th Congress
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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri tries to refinance more than a half billion dollars of debt as part of Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to balance the state budget
  • Missouri General Assembly weighs changes to workplace discrimination laws
  • Freshman Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler could face a challenger from her Missouri hometown 

Politics
2:18 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Nixon slashes higher education budget but doesn't want tuition raised

Governor Jay Nixon
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The governor wants to cut the state’s Higher Education budget by nearly 106 million dollars, or 12.5%.

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Politics
1:00 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

At State of the State address, Nixon presents a budget with wide cuts

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Governor Jay Nixon delivered his annual State of the State Address last night Tuesday night.  He touched briefly on the state budget and other issues, while spending lots of time showcasing his administration’s accomplishments and praising the values of Missouri citizens as he prepares for his re-election bid this fall.  Marshall Griffin recaps the address from Jefferson City:

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