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Politics
9:31 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Mo. GOP senators win concessions, but state budget still faces shortfall

Conservative Mo. senators gained dozens of concessions, but the 2013 budget still has a $4 million shortfall.
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Nine conservative Republican senators who held up debate on Missouri's budget plan had claimed it spent too much, relied too heavily on one-time revenue sources and needed a structural overhaul.

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Politics
9:07 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Mo. House budget chair not pleased with blind pension cut reversal

The budget chairman for the Missouri House is not happy with the Senate’s decision early today (Wednesday) to restore 28 million dollars for blind pensions.  An amendment by GOP Senator Jim Lembke of St. Louis County reversed the cut that the House wanted to use for Higher Education.

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Politics
9:14 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Mo. legislators OK millions in spending from 2012 budget

The Missouri Legislature has given final approval to a bill that authorizes an additional $131 million of expenditures in the current budget.

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Politics
9:11 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Missouri Senate approves 2013 budget

Missouri senators passed their version of the state budget early Wednesday morning.
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The Missouri Senate passed a $24 billion state budget early Wednesday morning, following several hours of debate and closed-door negotiations.  The Senate reversed the House’s gutting of a pension program for the blind.

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AM Newscasts
9:03 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Newscast for April 25, 2012

Mo. senators approved their version of the 2013 budget early Wednesday morning.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Talking Politics
2:14 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Talking Politics for April 24, 2012

Missouri legislators have until May 11 to deliver a budget to Gov. Jay Nixon.
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This week on Talking Politics we speak with Columbia state Senator Kurt Schaefer about the budget-making process.

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AM Newscasts
8:30 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Newscast for April 24, 2012

Missouri GOP senators filibustered the passage of the proposed 2013 state budget late into the evening Monday.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri Senate Republicans block passage of state budget.
  • Charter Communications expands coverage in Columbia.
  • One Columbia bus route experiences rider shortage.
Politics
8:53 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Blind program cuts still cause for debate

The fate of a program for blind Missourians still hangs in the balance.
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A State Senate panel spent several hours Wednesday putting together their version of Missouri’s state budget for next year.  But the fate of a program for blind residents is still up in the air.

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Politics
2:54 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Jay Nixon calls budget approved by Mo house "dead wrong"

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That’s because it restores funding for higher education by cutting a health care program for the blind.

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Politics
5:29 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Mo. House debates Alzheimer's funding, budget

The Missouri House is debating all 13 bills Tuesday that make up the state’s proposed budget for next year.  Lawmakers are offering up several amendments to the budget – one in particular would have shifted 150-thousand dollars from the state’s biodiesel fund to Alzheimer’s patients.  It was sponsored by Independent House Member Tracy McCreery of St. Louis County.

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PM Newscasts
5:22 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Newscast for March 20, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • The status of the Missouri budget.
  • What the Columbia Police Department is doing to prepare for Spring Break burglaries.
  • A Missouri law that would push tougher penalties on hunters who accidentally kill someone.

Politics
8:47 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Mo. House Committee adds to state budget

Lawmakers removed Gov. Jay Nixon's power to designate unspecified sums of state money.
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Missouri's proposed budget looks $1 billion bigger, thanks to hundreds of additions by the House Budget Committee.

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AM Newscasts
10:17 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Newscast for March 8, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • House budget would cut services to the blind, restore higher education dollars
  • City takes aim at energy efficiency in rental units
  • Opponents of blight designation voice concerns
Politics
10:01 am
Thu March 8, 2012

House budget would cut services to the blind, restore higher education dollars

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Budget writers in the Missouri House have approved their version of the 13 bills that make up the state's budget for next year.  Committee members eliminated $28 million for a program that aids the blind, but then put 6 million back into it from another source. 

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AM Newscasts
11:01 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Newscast for February 14, 2012

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has been a staunch defender of Pres. Obama's proposed 2013 budget.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Politics
9:22 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Legislators spar over Obama budget

Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) praised Obama's budget, while federal Republicans blasted it for not closing the country's large deficit gap.
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US Senator Claire McCaskill says President Barack Obama’s budget, which was released Monday, is a workable document.

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Politics
10:16 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Columbia officials consider transit cuts

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes, left, addresses the Disabilities Commission alongside Deputy City Manager Tony St. Romaine Thursday, Feb. 9. Matthes said city transit is on track to exceed its budget by $1 million.
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Columbia city officials are still discussing options for shoring up a projected one-million-dollar shortfall in the city’s transit budget.

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Education
9:03 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Cuts would be "devastating" says Chancellor Deaton

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton speaking at an event in Columbia.
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A proposal to cut state funding to higher education would be devastating, according to MU Chancellor Brady Deaton.

Speaking on KBIA’s Intersection, Deaton said the 12.5% cut to MU’s budget would set the university’s state funding back to 1997 levels, despite having increased student enrollment by 50% in the time since. He says this would come on top of an already low record of state funding to higher education, with Missouri ranking lowest in terms of per capita funding among southeastern states.

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Politics
3:42 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Nixon's idea to borrow from state universities has been dropped

A proposal has been scrapped by the Nixon administration to borrow money from Missouri’s state universities to help balance the state’s budget.

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Politics
3:18 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Congress fails to pass budget amendments

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Missouri Senator Roy Blunt said with the defeat of two balanced budget amendments today, Congress has reached a “generational moment”.

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