state budget

2:48 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Lawmakers endorse bill to fix funding gaps in education

The measure aims to correct a lack of funding for education and social services following a shortfall in expected state revenues.
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Missouri lawmakers have given initial approval to a mid-year budget plan that addresses funding shortfalls for schools and social services.

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2:40 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Missouri revenues increase from previous year

Missouri's general revenues are greater at this point than they were in February of last year, a state report confirms.
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A new report shows Missouri revenues were up slightly as the state reached the two-thirds mark of its budget year.

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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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4:36 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Mo. budget leaders agree on revenue estimate for 2015 budget

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Missouri lawmakers responsible for the budget have an agreement on a revenue estimate for next year but say Gov. Jay Nixon did not sign off on it. 

Legislative budget leaders and the governor typically reach a revenue estimate that is the foundation for the budget. Agreeing how much money is available lets officials focus on how to spend that money.

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8:07 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Missouri state budget debate starts this week

The Missouri state Capitol
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Missouri lawmakers are kicking off the state's annual budgeting process this week. The Senate Appropriations Committee will take public testimony on education and health care issues at a hearing Tuesday.

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10:11 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Newscast for Friday, June 22, 2012

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Nixon to address 2013 budget
  • Columbia Police release internal complaint numbers
  • Yahweh's Restoration Ministry to broadcast on national television
10:54 am
Mon May 14, 2012

A few hot-button items left for last week of Mo. legislative session

Originally published on Mon May 14, 2012 6:04 am

Most of the big issues this legislative session were tied to the state budget, which has been passed and sent to Governor Jay Nixon.  That has many political pundits wondering if the last week of the 2012 session will be anticlimactic.  But as St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin tells us, there are still a few hot-button items left to fight over.

Workers' comp

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AM Newscasts
8:50 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Newscast for May 02, 2012

Missouri senators are debating certain positions on the proposed 2013 state budget.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri Senate debates various opinions on state budget.
  • Federal money used to build five community health centers across Missouri.
  • Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) calls for speedier rebuilding effort of Birds Point Levee.
9:31 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Mo. GOP senators win concessions, but state budget still faces shortfall

Conservative Mo. senators gained dozens of concessions, but the 2013 budget still has a $4 million shortfall.

Nine conservative Republican senators who held up debate on Missouri's budget plan had claimed it spent too much, relied too heavily on one-time revenue sources and needed a structural overhaul.

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9:11 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Missouri Senate approves 2013 budget

Missouri senators passed their version of the state budget early Wednesday morning.
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The Missouri Senate passed a $24 billion state budget early Wednesday morning, following several hours of debate and closed-door negotiations.  The Senate reversed the House’s gutting of a pension program for the blind.

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AM Newscasts
9:03 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Newscast for April 25, 2012

Mo. senators approved their version of the 2013 budget early Wednesday morning.

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4:52 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Missouri House votes to further study state worker pay

The Missouri House has voted to give a special committee more time to find ways to boost the salaries of state employees.

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8:22 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Newscast for March 23, 2012

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri House committee endorses legislation making it a crime for federal officials to enforce the 2010 federal health care overhaul in Missouri. 
  • Missouri House passes $24 billion state budget. 
  • Missouri flag desecration law declared unconstitutional.