education funding

Politics
4:17 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Missouri universities raise funding concerns

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Officials from Missouri's public universities are raising concerns about reduced revenues for education as state lawmakers consider an income tax cut.

A statement signed by the governing board presidents of nine state universities cites concerns that legislation could limit the money available for education.

Although the letter does not specifically mention the proposed income tax cut, the executive director of the Council on Public Higher Education said that is the subject of the concerns.

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Politics
8:03 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Missouri universities raise funding concerns

Officials from Missouri's public universities are raising concerns about reduced revenues for education as state lawmakers consider an income tax cut.

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Education
8:07 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Lawmakers consider new education funding formula

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State lawmakers return from their spring break today, and the Missouri House is preparing to consider a proposed state budget that partly ties education funding to the strength of the economy.

House Majority Leader John Diehl says debate will begin this week on the budget for the next fiscal year. The plan endorsed by the House Budget Committee would add $122 million to the state's $3 billion in basic school funding. But if state revenues meet more optimistic projections, then it would provide a $278 million increase for schools.

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Education
5:40 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Mo. school funding gap hits some more than others

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A state funding shortfall is hitting some Missouri school districts harder than others.

A report released Wednesday by the Missouri Budget Project says the state is underfunding public school districts by $656 million this year. That's based on the amount called for under a 2005 law that re-wrote Missouri's school funding formula.

The report says the shortfall amounts to about $700 per student on a statewide basis. But those figures vary widely by district.

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Politics
5:09 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Gov. Nixon pitches deal for income tax cut

Gov. Jay Nixon proposed an income tax cut provided Missouri public schools receive full funding and other agencies curb spending.
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Gov. Jay Nixon says he would enact an income tax cut, if lawmakers agree to several contingencies.

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Politics
4:13 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Nixon seeks full funding for Mo. public schools

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he is working toward full funding for public schools by the time he leaves office in January 2017.

This year's budget includes has about $3 billion for elementary and secondary schools. But that's roughly $600 million less than what is called for under Missouri's school funding formula for this year.

The amounts prescribed by the formula change yearly. If schools receive all of the funds in this year's budget, Missouri would have to spend an additional $560 million to meet next year's target.

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Politics
2:45 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Mo. House passes $25B budget without Medicaid plan

The House-approved 2014 Missouri budget now goes to the Senate for consideration.
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The Missouri House has passed a nearly $25 billion budget that would fund modest increases for public education, but not the Medicaid expansion sought by Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Education
11:29 am
Tue October 16, 2012

State Fair Community College receives funds to enhance programs

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A new manufacturing consortium between nine community colleges around the state is focused on improving the education for manufacturing students. The $15 million program, in conjunction with MOManufacturingWINs, provides specialized training. Dana Kelchner, State Fair Community College spokeswoman, said the program might change, but it’s to guide the students toward certification.

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Education
5:47 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Mo., Kan. universities seek out-of-state students

Out-of-state students are becoming increasingly important to universities in Missouri and Kansas, which are trying to make up for cuts in higher education funding.

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Education
5:14 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Missouri higher education officials plan conference

Officials of Missouri colleges and universities will gather next week for a day-long conference on issues including finances and academic quality.

The state Coordinating Board for Higher Educations is sponsoring the June 7 meeting in Columbia. It's expected to draw about 100 top administrators and members of governing boards, along with leaders of national organizations.

Politics
4:47 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Higher education bill in Capitol may not be too helpful

A bill proposing to aid Missouri colleges and universities may not as helpful as originally thought.

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