Missouri Budget

Government
10:22 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Missouri House Passes $25 Billion Budget

The 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.
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Missouri’s budget for the next fiscal year has been passed by the State House.  While Medicaid expansion has dominated most of the debate, spending hikes were approved in other areas.

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. 

Republican Mike Lair of Livingston County chairs the Appropriations committee on Education.

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Government
9:30 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Missouri House OKs Budget, Rejects Medicaid Expansion

The Missouri Capitol at night.
Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to the state budget for Fiscal Year 2014, while House Republicans beat back three attempts to expand Medicaid.

The first attempt was made Tuesday morning, in the form of a motion to send House Bill 1 back to committee and add $940 million to it for Medicaid needs.  The motion was made by State Representative Jeff Roorda (D, Barnhart).

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Government
9:35 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Missouri House Set To Begin Budget Debate

The Missouri House will begin debate Tuesday on the 13 bills that make up next year’s state budget. 

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. 

Budget chairman Rick Stream of St. Louis County says the state should have more of a say in how Medicaid dollars are handled.

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Government
9:28 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Nixon Wants More Money For Education

Courtesy of governor.mo.gov

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says his budget for next year will expand funding for education for students of all ages.

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Missouri Statehouse
7:26 am
Tue May 1, 2012

House Rejects Senate Budget Bills

The Missouri House rejected most of the budget bills passed last week by the Senate.  The move was part of the normal procedure for preparing for final budget negotiations. 

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Missouri Statehouse
7:24 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Nixon Wants Money For Vets’ Homes, Blind Pensions

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is urging lawmakers to fund veterans’ homes, pensions for the blind and other specific needs in the still-unfinished state budget. 

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Education
6:43 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Nixon To Ease Higher Education Cuts

$40 million of the planned funding cuts for next year will be restored, though the higher education budget will still be reduced by about 8 percent.
UMKC.edu

The bad news eased a bit for Missouri higher education this afternoon. Governor Nixon's office released a statement saying $40 million of the recommended funding cuts for next year will be restored to his budget.

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Up to Date
11:29 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Snips, Cuts And Slashes In Missouri

Higher education is on the chopping block once again in Jefferson City.

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Government
7:05 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

The End Of Stimulus Funds: Missouri's Budget Takes Center Stage

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As Missouri lawmakers return to session this week, they’ll face a multitude of tasks, but front and center will be the state’s budget.  Missouri faces a challenging year, with a major source of revenue running out and an economy that’s still struggling to recover from the recession.

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