The proposed student transfer fix is now on its way to Governor Jay Nixon. In addition to allowing individual school buildings to be accredited instead of districts as a whole, the bill would also allow some students to transfer from unaccredited public schools to private, nonsectarian schools. Republican Rick Stream of St. Louis County handled the bill in the House.
Missouri lawmakers have questions about Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to issue bonds for a new facility at the Fulton State Hospital.
Gov. Jay Nixon wants to issue $198 million of bonds and pay them off through annual legislative appropriations. He proposes setting aside $14 million this year and an additional $14 million in the 2015 budget for initial bond payments.