Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor a measure providing a dedicated funding source to veterans' nursing homes.

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A final vote awaits on a bill that would include solidifying funding for veteran's homes. Up to $30 million would be shifted within a casino entrance fee fund from early childhood education and put forward to veterans homes. While this awaits a vote in the Senate, one Missouri veteran is on a hunger strike.

Newscast for May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • A Republican member of the Missouri House announces he is gay, opposes "don't say gay" legislation.
  • The Missouri House passes a funding plan for veterans homes.
  • Toughened anti-bullying legislation endorsed in the Missouri House.
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The Missouri House has passed legislation that could provide an earmarked funding stream for state-run nursing homes for military veterans.

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Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that could help military veterans receive on-the-job training for private-sector jobs.

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Missouri House members are seeking to boost funding for veterans' homes by diverting more of Missouri's lottery proceeds to the state budget — leaving less for prizes.

Stitching for a cause

Mar 9, 2012
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When wounded veterans return from combat, some face challenges doing things most of us take for granted. KBIA’s Charles Minshew has this story on  a sewing group in Columbia is working to  make things a little easier.

Missouri casino operators say they should not be solely responsible for boosting funding to state-operated veterans' homes.

Missouri House members have suggested adding $1 to the $2 per-patron entrance fee that casinos already pay the state. Gov. Jay Nixon's administration has said the fresh revenue could provide a dedicated funding source for the seven existing veterans' homes and possibly pay for one more.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Columbia Implements a new city campaign.
  • Veterans Day Across Mid-Missouri.
  • Lake of the Ozark Dispute.

Today many cities across Mid-Missouri are observing Veterans Day. Columbia is celebrating the service of men and women in the armed forces.

MU rededicated a restored memorial during a campus Veteran’s Day ceremony today. The stone memorial honors the 117 MU students who were killed during World War I.