Budget Cuts

In St. Louis on May 28, Gov. Jay Nixon speaks about a group of tax cut bills passed in the final moments of the legislative session. Photo: KMOX/Allison Blood

Gov. Nixon Vetoes, Freezes $1B of Spending

The Democratic governor said his actions were necessary because the budget approved by the Republican-led Legislature was “dangerously out of balance.”


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Democrats: Illinois Schools Could Face Major Cuts

That threat is mentioned in a document being circulated as part of Illinois Democrats’ campaign to preserve a tax hike and push to update the state’s school funding formula.


Granite City High School. Photo: KMOX

District Overspending: Chief Concern for Granite City Teacher’s Union

“A morale-breaker” that’s how the Granite City Teacher’s Union describes the cuts being proposed


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Missouri Revenue Department Cuts May Be Permanent

The budget cuts legislators imposed last year on the Missouri Department of Revenue likely will remain in place.


Granite City School District Faces $3.3 Million Deficit

Granite City proposes over $2 million in budget cuts because of their recent deficit.



Budget Cuts Could Cause Safety Concerns for So. IL

The safety of southern Illinoisans could be put at risk if congressional budget cuts force federal prosecutors to take extended furlough days, the U.S. attorney for the region said.


File photo of barge on Mississippi River.

Sequestration Cuts Shut Down 3 Area Stream Gauges

The National Streamflow Information Program says losing these river level monitors presents a potential threat to public safety.


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Central Illinois Airport Sues FAA Over Control Tower Cuts

The airport is one of five in Illinois that are set to lose federal funding for control towers under the across-the-board government budget cuts.


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2-Week Delay for Furloughs at Scott Air Force Base

The Pentagon said Thursday that the delay will give officials time to analyze the impact of a new spending bill on planned budget cuts.



Two Metro-East School Districts Approve Staff Cuts

In Collinsville the school board voted Monday night to eliminate 16 full-time and three part-time teaching positions starting next school year.




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