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Politics
4:57 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Student transfer fix sent to Governor Nixon

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  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. 

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Politics
4:12 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Budget plan to add money for newborn screenings

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Missouri lawmakers are putting more money into the budget to try to speed up the results of newborn blood screenings.

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Politics
8:08 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Lack of action leads to loss of Mo. tobacco money

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Missouri had expected to receive about $130 million this April under an annual settlement payment from tobacco companies.

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Politics
8:18 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Mo. House budget panel to finish work this week

Missouri Capitol
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Missouri House budget writers are expected to complete work this week on a spending plan for the fiscal year that starts in July.

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Politics
4:22 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Mo. House will not use Nixon's budget recommendations

Republican House leaders will not be using Gov. Jay Nixon's budet recommendations.
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Republican House leaders are scrapping Gov. Jay Nixon's recommendations for Missouri's budget.

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Politics
3:04 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Mo. panel probes Nixon's plan for mental hospital

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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.

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Politics
7:51 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Mo. officials weighing funding increases

Missouri State Capitol
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After years of talking about less spending, some Missouri officials now are talking about more.

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