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Missouri House budget leader proposes full aid for schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s House budget leader is proposing fully funding state K-12 schools next fiscal year.

Republican Budget Committee Chairman Scott Fitzpatrick’s budget proposal released Wednesday includes roughly $45 million more than what GOP Gov. 97 more words


Greitens OKs paid parental leave for some state workers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is giving paid parental leave to state executive branch workers.

The Republican announced an executive order Monday to grant up to six weeks paid leave for primary caregivers and three weeks for secondary caregivers to spend time with newborn or adopted children. 83 more words


ACLU, others sue Missouri over public defender system

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A class-action lawsuit says the lack of funding and staff for Missouri’s public defender system has left overwhelmed public defenders unable to provide adequate defense for indigent clients. 100 more words


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'Dark money' concerns over new nonprofit advocating for Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A new nonprofit started by Gov. Eric Greitens’ campaign treasurer plans to advocate for the governor and his agenda, raising some concerns because it can accept unlimited contributions and won’t be required to disclose who is making contributions. 95 more words


Missouri revenues up 5 percent but still short of budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A new report shows Missouri’s revenues were up nearly 5 percent through the first two-thirds of its fiscal year.

The figures released Thursday by the state Office of Administration show improvement over previous months but are still short of the roughly 7 percent growth needed to fully fund the 2017 budget. 74 more words


Greitens Eases Proposed Cuts to Home Care, School Busing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is largely reversing his proposed cut to in-home care services for low-income disabled residents.

Greitens said Thursday he wants to use a $52 million settlement payment with tobacco companies to undo $41 million of a proposed $52 million reduction in Medicaid funding for in-home care services next fiscal year. 133 more words