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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 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


Missouri Budget Plan Cuts Aid for Disabled and Colleges

NIXA, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is proposing to end state-funded care for more than 20,000 disabled residents and cut higher education funding by 10 percent as part of a remedy to what he described Thursday as a broken budget. 821 more words


Nixon Restricts $115.5 Million in New or Increased Spending

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday blocked more than $115 million in state spending ranging from money for sheriffs to issue concealed carry permits to funding for a commission reviewing the University of Missouri System following turmoil. 480 more words


Missouri budget director says state revenues up 3 percent

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s budget director says revenue is up 3.4 percent compared to the same time last year.

Director Dan Haug on Thursday announced that the state brought in about $8.1 billion in the current fiscal year through May. 82 more words


Missouri Governor Signs $27 Billion Budget Despite Concerns

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX/AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday signed a $27.3 billion budget that boosts funding for education and health care while blocking money from Planned Parenthood, though the Democrat said he has concerns about that provision. 566 more words


Mo. Legislature Boosts Education Money, Cuts Planned Parenthood

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP/KMOX) — Planned Parenthood will lose state funding while universities, colleges and public schools will see millions of dollars more under a Missouri budget passed Thursday by the Legislature. 491 more words