Missouri Budget http://kcur.org en Missouri House Passes $25 Billion Budget http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-passes-25-billion-budget <p>Missouri’s budget for the next fiscal year has been passed by the State House.&nbsp; While Medicaid expansion has dominated most of the debate, spending hikes were approved in other areas.</p><p>The nearly $25 billion spending plan adds an extra $65 million for K-12 schools, although the spending hike still falls short of fully funding the state’s public school formula.&nbsp;</p><p>Republican Mike Lair of Livingston County chairs the Appropriations committee on Education.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:22:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34289 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Passes $25 Billion Budget Missouri House OKs Budget, Rejects Medicaid Expansion http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-oks-budget-rejects-medicaid-expansion <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> has given first-round approval to the state budget for Fiscal Year 2014, while House Republicans beat back three attempts to expand Medicaid.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:30:20 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34146 at http://kcur.org Missouri House OKs Budget, Rejects Medicaid Expansion Missouri House Set To Begin Budget Debate http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-set-begin-budget-debate <p></p><p>The Missouri House will begin debate Tuesday on the 13 bills that make up next year’s state budget.&nbsp;</p><p>The three bills that encompass the state’s Medicaid program don’t include Governor Jay Nixon’s proposed expansion, although House Democrats may try to offer amendments to change that.&nbsp;</p><p>Budget chairman Rick Stream of St. Louis County says the state should have more of a say in how Medicaid dollars are handled.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:35:52 +0000 Maria Carter 34075 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Set To Begin Budget Debate Nixon Wants More Money For Education http://kcur.org/post/nixon-wants-more-money-education <p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says his budget for next year will expand funding for education for students of all ages.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:28:40 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30929 at http://kcur.org Nixon Wants More Money For Education House Rejects Senate Budget Bills http://kcur.org/post/house-rejects-senate-budget-bills <p>The Missouri House rejected most of the budget bills passed last week by the Senate.&nbsp; The move was part of the normal procedure for preparing for final budget negotiations.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 12:26:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 16881 at http://kcur.org Nixon Wants Money For Vets’ Homes, Blind Pensions http://kcur.org/post/nixon-wants-money-vets-homes-blind-pensions <p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is urging lawmakers to fund veterans&rsquo; homes, pensions for the blind and other specific needs in the still-unfinished state budget.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 12:24:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 16880 at http://kcur.org Nixon To Ease Higher Education Cuts http://kcur.org/post/nixon-ease-higher-education-cuts <p>The bad news eased a bit for Missouri higher education this afternoon. Governor Nixon&#39;s office released a statement saying $40 million of the recommended funding cuts for next year will be restored to his budget.</p><p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:43:12 +0000 Steve Bell 12121 at http://kcur.org Nixon To Ease Higher Education Cuts Snips, Cuts And Slashes In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/snips-cuts-and-slashes-missouri <p>Higher education is on the chopping block once again in Jefferson City.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:29:06 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 11013 at http://kcur.org Snips, Cuts And Slashes In Missouri The End Of Stimulus Funds: Missouri's Budget Takes Center Stage http://kcur.org/post/end-stimulus-funds-missouris-budget-takes-center-stage <p>As Missouri lawmakers return to session this week, they&rsquo;ll face a multitude of tasks, but front and center will be the state&rsquo;s budget.&nbsp; Missouri faces a challenging year, with a major source of revenue running out and an economy that&rsquo;s still struggling to recover from the recession. Thu, 05 Jan 2012 01:05:38 +0000 Elana Gordon 10211 at http://kcur.org The End Of Stimulus Funds: Missouri's Budget Takes Center Stage