5:55 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Airport fund untouched for 15th straight month

Credit Sam Lin / KBIA file photo

The City of Columbia and the Columbia Regional Airport announced that they didn't take money from the Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund for the 15th straight month. 

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3:07 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Local nonprofit sends final shipment to Georgia (for now)

Patricia Blair and Mel West present the final shipment of aid to be sent to Georgia. ACTS has shipped 2,800 containers to Georgia as part of Operation Provide Hope.
Credit Bailey Harbit / KBIA

A Call To Serve International sent their final shipment of aid to the country of Georgia Thursday, unless it can find other funding. ACTS has been sending aid to the country for 22 years through the U.S. State Department’s Operation Provide Hope. ACTS has sent medical supplies and books, baby quilts, wheelchairs and food to Georgia since 1992, when Georgia was cut off from resources provided by the former Soviet Union.

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5:24 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Columbia's Missouri College Advising Corps gets $524K AmeriCorps grant

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that 21 Missouri organizations will receive $4,232,627 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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2:34 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

MU veterinary college seeking funding for expansion

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The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine has been planning an expansion for nearly seven years. Dean Neil Olson said the project would add 140,000 square feet of space dedicated to research and teaching.

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3:56 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Mo. Senate passes funding for hospital, Capitol

Jacob Fenston KBIA

The Missouri Senate has passed additional funding for Capitol repairs, design plans for a new facility at the state mental hospital and for the state parks system.

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PM Newscasts
5:46 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Newscast for December 10, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Funding draft recommendations released for Missouri colleges and universities
  • Three MU grads are now part of U.S. Senate
  • MU House Speaker Tim Jones touring the state
  • Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid stressed importance of airline deal
  • Stephens College selling properties to Hagan Scholarship Foundation
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4:17 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Mo. legislative panel focuses on higher ed funding

Gov. Jay Nixon's has pumped millions into higher education.
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A panel of state lawmakers holds a hearing at the University of Central Missouri this week on creation of a funding formula for higher education institutions.

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9:05 am
Wed July 4, 2012

Jefferson City Fire Department wants voters to approve funding fix

Jefferson City Fire Department
JCFD Facebook Page

The Jefferson City Fire Department is asking voters to fund the plan that would purchase new equipment and trucks, cover technical upgrades, and pay for firefighter training. Captain Scott Spencer says unfortunately, a lot of the department’s equipment is getting old.

“This fire department improvement plan is for the community. It all transcends down to the end user, the taxpayer, the customer that might be relying on us for emergency medical services, which we’re going to be upgrading," said Spencer.

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6:09 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Columbia School District to receive less funding

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The Columbia Public School district will receive about $400,000 less funding from the state next year compared to the previous year. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESE, announced its preliminary allocation plan last week. The estimation is based on the state foundation formula. DESE’s spokesperson Sarah Potter says the state doesn’t have enough money to keep up with the foundation formula, which has been in effect for six years.

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8:57 am
Wed May 30, 2012

School districts get annual state aid estimates

Columbia public schools received a decrease of 1.4 percent in state funding.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has informed each school district in the state of its annual aid estimates.

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8:43 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Mo. Gov. promises millions to higher education

Governor Jay Nixon announced a possible six percent decrease to higher education cuts in the proposed 2013 budget.
File Photo KBIA

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says he want to add $40 million to his higher education budget.  The money would come from a proposed lawsuit settlement with five large mortgage banks over foreclosure practices.

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2:52 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Performance-based additional funding to be implemeted in 2014

The Coordinating Board of higher education accepted performance-based funding as a formula for future funding increases in higher education.

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