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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.

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

Håkan Dahlström Flickr

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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