Budget Cuts

Pilots of the Southwest flight that landed at the wrong airport said they thought the runway lights belonged to Branson's airport. (CBS St. Louis)

Missouri Congress Members Question Air Tower Closures

The Federal Aviation Administration recently released a list of 238 airports were control towers could be closed as a result of budget cuts.


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Illinoisans Brace for Federal Cuts, Furloughs

Uncertainty abounds about what could happen in Illinois if federal lawmakers in Washington don’t do something to avert automatic budget cuts set to kick in Friday.


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Parkway School Board Cut $2 Million from Budget

Superintendent Keith Marty says parents showed little-to-no problem with the cuts.


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New Law Imposes Tax On Illinois Strip Clubs

Tax intended to offset budget cuts in social service programs.


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Pending Defense Cuts Threaten Thousands of Jobs

If automatic budget cuts are triggered in January, Missouri stands to lose 51-thousand jobs.


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Possible Mo. Budget Cuts Due Out Today

Missouri universities and social services programs may soon learn whether their budgets will be cut for the upcoming year


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Nixon Restores Missouri’s Education Funding

Schools in Missouri will receive about $6.8 million that Jay Nixon previously cut.


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Budget Cuts Loom for St. Louis Public Schools

The district is cutting more than $11 million from its 2012-13 budget.


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Quinn Plan Would Cut Drug Treatment in Prisons

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s prison plan goes beyond closing eight facilities.


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Proposed Illinois DNR Budget Cuts at 13.5 Percent

IDNR Director Marc Miller says parks will “absolutely not” be closed.




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