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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