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Education
5:05 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Lottery allows restoration of education funding

 

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is restoring about $6.8 million that he previously cut from public education because of budget concerns.

Nixon's administration said Tuesday it is providing $5 million for transportation assistance at K-12 schools and $200,000 for fine arts and scholars academies.

Cuts to two scholarship programs also were reversed. The Access Missouri scholarship will get more than $357,000 and nearly $650,000 will go to the A+ Schools program.

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Education
4:08 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Missouri Senate considering higher education budget increases

The State Senate is considering a budget that would increase funding for elementary and secondary schools and hold higher education funding steady. 

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PM Newscasts
5:28 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Newscast for April 3, 2012

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Nixon's trip to Brazil.
  • Columbia's local election.
  • Novinger's possible sales tax.
Politics
5:22 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Nixon to travel to Brazil on trade mission

 

Governor Jay Nixon will travel to Brazil this month on a trade mission. The trip comes on the heels of the news that Missouri saw its strongest year ever for exports in 2011.  The governor will travel with a delegation of business leaders hoping to expand their exports to the South American nation. According to the governor’s office, several Missouri businesses are expected to negotiate contracts with Brazilian customers during the trip.

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Politics
8:52 am
Fri March 30, 2012

House unlikely to override veto on workers' comp bill

Jacob Fenston KBIA

The Missouri Senate yesterday overrode a veto by Governor Jay Nixon to a measure that would make changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system. But that move will likely have no effect, as there is little chance the House will also override the Governor’s veto.

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PM Newscasts
6:00 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Newscast for March 29, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A judge throws out a voter ID proposal
  • A new plan for managing Hinkson Creek
  • State Senators attempt to override a Governor's veto
NPR Story
5:28 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Mo. Senate overrides veto on workers' comp, but the House likely won't

Originally published on Thu March 29, 2012 4:04 pm

The Missouri Senate today overrode a veto by Governor Jay Nixon (D) that would make changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system.

But the likelihood that the House will also override the Governor’s veto is virtually nonexistent, according to Majority Floor Leader Tim Jones (R, Eureka).  He says they just don’t have the votes, even within their own party.

“We would have to first convince our caucus," Jones said.  "And even if we did, we’re still simply three votes short on a bill that no Democrat, I believe, has supported to this point…that’s a tough vote.”

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Politics
2:54 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

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

KBIA file photo

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

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PM Newscasts
5:49 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Newscast for March 27, 2012

Hundreds gather inside the state capitol in Jefferson City, MO on March 27, 2012
Marshall Griffin KWMU

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Thousands gathering for rallies in Jefferson City
  • A jobs announcement in Mexico, MO
  • The stealth bombers at a Missouri Air Force Base are getting some expensive updates
Business
3:19 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Mexico auto parts manufacturer plans to add jobs

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at a press conference in Mexico, MO on March 27, 2012
Addison Walton KBIA

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Mexico Tuesday to announce more job creation in the state.

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AM Newscasts
9:00 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Newscast for March 27, 2012

St. Louis Co. State Sen. Jane Cunningham says she will not seek re-election.
File KBIA

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News  room, including:

  • A St. Louis Co. state senator decides to not run for re-election
  • Columbia hosts renewable energy conference
  • A new GOP candidate enters race for Mo. governor.
Politics
5:57 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Abortion foe enters race for governor

The governor's mansion in Jefferson City.
Missouri Division of Tourism

Another candidate joined the Missouri gubernatorial race today. Candidate Fred Sauer currently heads Missouri Roundtable for Life, a group that opposes abortion and embryonic stem cell research.

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PM Newscasts
6:09 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Newscast for March 23, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A victory for Missouri voters
  • Zebra mussels found near Kansas City
  • St. Charles County reschedules their caucus
  • Senator Claire McCaskill will run for re-election
  • Jefferson City Memorial Airport gets federal funds for repairs
  • A Mexico ambulance service will be postponed due to infrastructure issues
  • A new bill proposes a tax hike in cigarette sales
Politics
5:53 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

New bill may cause tax-hike on cigarettes

Fried Dough flickr

The latest bill would raise the state’s cigarette tax from 17 cents per pack to a dollar and 9-and-a-half cents per pack.

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Education
3:38 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Missouri House budget funds education, cuts blind aid

The Missouri House has passed all 13 bills that make up the state’s budget and sent them to the Senate.  The process took longer than expected, because of the large number of Democrats who took issue with cutting funding to blind pensions and for not spending enough on K-through-12 schools. 

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