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Politics
8:56 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Mo. House gives initial approval to 2013 budget

Missouri legislators are wrangling over Gov. Nixon's proposed 2013 budget.
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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to the state budget for next year.  As St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin tells us, Republican leaders pushed through their plan to restore higher education cuts proposed by Governor Jay Nixon by refusing to fund a program for blind residents.

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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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Politics
5:17 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Nixon vetoes two bills during legislative spring break

Governor Jay Nixon vetoed House Bill 1219 today. 

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Health & Wealth Update
10:51 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Politicians tussle over health care for the blind

Governor Jay Nixon spoke with blind constituents after speaking in Columbia on Tuesday.
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Governor Jay Nixon told reporters yesterday that lawmakers in Jefferson City are trying to balance the state budget on the backs of some of the state's neediest: poor blind people. But members of the House budget committee said cuts to health care for blind Missourians are necessary to pay for higher education, which the governor wants to trim. 

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AM Newscasts
9:44 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Newscast for March 14, 2012

House Budget Chairman Ryan Silvey responds to Gov. Jay Nixon's criticism over a proposed cut in state aid for the blind.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: 

  • MU’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute will cease to exist. The nuclear engineering department has been split in two, with the transition expected to be finalized by July 1. KBIA’s Nick Gass gauged the reaction among student and faculty researchers.

  • Three Missouri communities will share more than $62,000 in federal grants for historic preservation projects.

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PM Newscasts
5:10 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Newscast for March 13, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Governor Nixon asking for funding for the blind.
  • MU dissolves Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute.
  • FEMA turns down Missouri's request for disaster aid.
Politics
4:22 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Nixon asks House to fund healthcare for blind

Governor Jay Nixon is calling on the Missouri House to restore health care funding for low income blind people, after a committee voted last week to cut the program from next year’s budget.

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AM Newscasts
9:00 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Newscast for March 13, 2012

Gov. Jay Nixon's request for federal aid after recent natural disasters in Missouri were denied by FEMA.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Gov. Nixon's request for FEMA aid denied.
  • Schweich blasts state and local governments for not adhering to Sunshine Laws.
  • A MU backup quarterback is arrested in Columbia.
PM Newscasts
5:46 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Newscast for March 9, 2012

This is regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A look back as state legislators take their spring break
  • Governor Nixon sends off a troop from the Missouri National Guard
  • Branson city officials assess the damage after February's tornado
  • Columbia officials revise their Enhanced Enterprise Zone plans
  • Columbia residents to vote on funding for Columbia Public Schools
Politics
5:10 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Gov. Nixon sees off MO National Guard team

Members of a Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team have received a sendoff from Gov. Jay Nixon as they prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.

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Education
5:56 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

House Budget Committee approves plan to reverse cuts to higher education

The House Budget Committee approved a plan Wednesday to reverse Governor Nixon’s proposed cuts to the Higher Education Budget. 

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Business
4:48 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Missouri Senate passes workplace discrimination measure

The Missouri Senate has given final approval to legislation changing the rules for lawsuits over workplace discrimination.

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PM Newscasts
5:44 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Newscast for March 7, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • A Missouri Senate bill supports a change to adoptions in the state's foster care process.
  • Missouri's state auditor weighs a senatorial run.
  • The state Senate endorses legislation that would restrict public contracts with Iran.
  • Women earn only 74 cents to the dollar compared to men in Missouri.
  • Missouri lawmakers send Gov. Jay Nixon a workers' compensation bill.
Politics
2:42 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Workers' comp bill goes to Nixon

Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would prohibit employees from suing co-workers for injuries they sustain on the job.
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Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would prohibit employees from suing co-workers for injuries they sustain on the job.

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Politics
3:46 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Missouri falls below expected revenue in February

State Budget Director Linda Luebbering
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The Missouri Office of Administration released today the General Revenue report for February. 

According to the report, general revenue collections have increased 2.4 percent in the 2012 fiscal year. But so far, that’s below the projected 2.7 percent increase. State Budget Director Linda Luebbering  says the state is confident it will meet projections, due to pay raises and an increase in jobs.

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