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The Missouri Office of Administration released the October general revenue report today (Tuesday).

The 2015 fiscal year began on July 1 and state revenue collections increased 4.3 percent compared to last year from $2.48 billion to $2.59 billion.  State Budget Director Linda Luebbering said the revenue collections need to be up 11 percent to fully fund the budget appropriated by the legislature.

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Missouri revenues have grown by slightly less than 3 percent through the first half of the state's budget year.

Figures released Thursday by the state Office of Administration show Missouri's general revenues stood at nearly $3.9 billion at the end of December. That was up more than $100 million from the same period a year earlier — a growth rate of 2.8 percent.

Missouri's 2014 fiscal year began last July and ends this coming June 30.

Child support contractor to pay over late cards

Nov 5, 2013

Missouri officials say a contractor will make a one-time $290,000 deposit to families affected by a failure to issue debit cards containing child support payments on time.

The state Office of Administration said Tuesday a subcontractor used by Systems and Methods Inc. did not mail the cards on time between Oct. 11 and Oct. 25. Parents were unable to access funds, and the state says about 10,000 families were affected.

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Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says the state lost out on nearly $1.3 million because of how the Office of Administration has billed for a new telephone system.

The Jefferson City News Tribune reports the Office of Administration was supposed to determine costs for the phone system and charge state agencies for their share. Money would be deposited in a revolving fund and bills paid from that fund.

A new temporary committee has been created in the Missouri House to examine how the Governor’s Office of Administration (OA) awards government contracts.

The Interim Committee on Government Bidding and Contracting may also be used to recommend new legislation for next year’s regular session.  State Representative Sue Allen (R, Town and Country) will chair the committee.  She says last year’s controversy surrounding former Medicaid contractor SynCare LLC played a part in the committee’s creation.