missouri state budget

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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8:47 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Missouri House GOP Scraps Nixon's Budget Proposal

Mo. House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, and House Budget Chair Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, discuss their FY2015 budget plans with reporters.
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Originally published on Thu February 6, 2014 5:38 pm

Republican leaders in the Missouri House have scrapped the budget being proposed by Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat. Instead they will use last year's budget bills as a starting point for crafting their fiscal year 2015 spending plan.

House Budget Chair Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, says their budget bills contain none of the governor's spending proposals for the fiscal year (FY2015) that begins July 1.

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7:39 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Nixon Calls Senate Tax-Cut Proposal 'Fiscally Irresponsible'

Gov. Jay Nixon lauds new GM vehicles during visit to St. Louis Auto Show

Originally published on Fri January 24, 2014 1:13 pm

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has swiftly attacked a state Senate panel’s action to approve a phased-in tax cut that he estimates will cost the state $1 billion a year when fully implemented.

Nixon called it a “fiscally irresponsible tax experiment.”

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9:07 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends $25 Billion State Budget To Gov. Nixon

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 2:46 pm

Missouri lawmakers have sent a nearly $25 billion budget to Governor Jay Nixon (D).

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4:49 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Mo. lawmakers must finalize budget this week

Debate over a voter ID bill heated up in the Missouri Capitol Monday.

Missouri lawmakers have until Friday to finalize the state's roughly $25 billion operating budget.

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8:04 am
Tue April 30, 2013

State budget rejected by House, another Medicaid expansion attempt defeated

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Originally published on Tue April 30, 2013 5:17 pm

The Missouri House has formally rejected the Senate version of the state budget, setting the stage for final negotiations over the state’s spending plan for next year.

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8:20 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Mo. Senate budget cut may miss target

Missouri senators trying to target budget cuts at the agency that issues driver's licenses may have instead blocked funding for the registration of boats and mobile homes.

The Senate passed a budget plan late Monday that eliminates the entire $3.5 million allotment for the Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing Division.

During debate, senators said the proposed cut could halt the issuance of driver's licenses. They described it as negotiating leverage to get additional information from state officials about the data collected from driver's license applicants.

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4:50 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Mo. Senate budget plan notable for zeros

Republicans in the Missouri Senate want to make sure the governor doesn't create a health care exchange without their consent.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Missouri senators are considering a roughly $25 billion budget plan that may be most notable for what it doesn't contain.

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9:11 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Mo. Senate panel to take up state budget

A Cole Co. judge declared lawmakers' inability to pass tax credit legislation in the fall rendered a Missouri science investment bill unconstitutional.
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A Missouri Senate panel is preparing to begin drafting its plan for the roughly $25 billion state operating budget.

The Senate Appropriations Committee has scheduled hearings throughout the week to begin work on the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The panel is also scheduled to consider the budget for the state Revenue Department, despite recent tensions between the department and Republican senators over new driver's license procedures.

8:52 am
Mon March 25, 2013

What's on the table, as Mo legislators return to session?

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Missouri state legislators return to the Capitol today with a to-do list that includes the budget and various legislative priorities such as taxes, economic incentives and a fund for injured workers.

The Legislature recessed this past week for its midsession break. Lawmakers are scheduled to resume debate today.

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7:50 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Medical debt cited as chief cause of bankruptcy, as advocates urge legislators to expand Medicaid

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People and groups who work with Medicaid clients are urging Missouri lawmakers to expand coverage in next year’s state budget.

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8:10 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Mo. taps reserve fund for second straight month

Missouri has tapped a state reserve fund for cash flow purposes for the second consecutive month. The Office of Administration said Wednesday the state has borrowed $100 million from the Budget Reserve Fund, the same amount borrowed the previous month. The funds must be repaid by next May 15.

Missouri State Budget Director Linda Luebbering says the reserve fund can be used if monthly revenue collections do not meet monthly expenditures.

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11:42 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Mo. governor makes more cuts to higher education

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 5:49 pm

Governor Jay Nixon (D) has signed Missouri’s $24 billion budget into law, but he also sliced $15 million from next year’s spending plan.

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8:16 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Nixon to address 2013 budget

Jacob Fenston KBIA

Administrators of Missouri universities and social services programs may soon learn whether their budgets will be cut for the upcoming year. Governor Jay Nixon plans to announce today whether he is making any reductions to the state's budget and, if so, which programs will be targeted.

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5:28 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Missouri’s state budget for next year is on its way to Gov. Jay Nixon.

Missouri’s state budget for next year is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon.

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PM Newscasts
5:25 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Newscast for May 8, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • The state of the state budget.
  • McCaskill's security precautions.
  • A Springfield mayor's resignation.
3:43 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

State auditor Schweich reports federal funds misuse

State of Missouri

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has released a report questioning how federal money is spent by state government in several programs.

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