Local and regional Amtrak systems along with their passengers, could suffer under a proposed Illinois budget for the 2016 fiscal year.
Illinois Student Assistance Commission official says a small setback for paying for school, can prevent a financially needy student from completing a degree.
Eleven teachers were given pink slips earlier this month. District Spokeswoman Kathy Vespereny says three or four of those positions will be added back.
The Mehlville School District voted Thursday night unanimously 6-0 to make budget cuts.
The Illinois State Senate held a joint Appropriations I and II Committee hearing to collect testimony about the impact the governor’s proposed budget cuts.
Voters said “no” to more money for Webster Groves schools last week.
The cuts are expected to save the district four million dollars.
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is accusing Gov. Jay Nixon of violating the state constitution by making budget cuts in 2012.
Missouri’s Republican legislative leaders are hitting back against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon in a battle over state budget cuts.
The Democratic governor said his actions were necessary because the budget approved by the Republican-led Legislature was “dangerously out of balance.”