Budget Cuts

U of I Reduces Crop Research, Looks to Shutter FarmsThe University of Illinois plans to reduce off-campus crop research and may shut down several agricultural centers as part of a cost-cutting move tied to flagging state support.
Committee Approves Bill That Will Make Cuts in EPA BudgetThe Senate Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill on Tuesday that makes deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency by more than $500 million.
Illinois Budget Cuts May Affect Amtrak, ResidentsLocal and regional Amtrak systems along with their passengers, could suffer under a proposed Illinois budget for the 2016 fiscal year.
Thousands of Students Not Receiving MAP Grants Due to Budget Cuts Illinois Student Assistance Commission official says a small setback for paying for school, can prevent a financially needy student from completing a degree.
11 Webster Groves Teachers Laid OffEleven teachers were given pink slips earlier this month. District Spokeswoman Kathy Vespereny says three or four of those positions will be added back.
Mehlville District Votes 'Yes' to Budget CutsThe Mehlville School District voted Thursday night unanimously 6-0 to make budget cuts.
Metro East Faces Multi-Million Dollar Cuts Under Budget Proposal 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.
Webster Groves Warns Cuts Are Coming, After Tax Increase RejectedVoters said “no” to more money for Webster Groves schools last week.
Francis Howell School Board Cuts 80 Employees in Wake of Funding ShortageThe cuts are expected to save the district four million dollars.
Schweich Questions Nixon's Budget CutsMissouri Auditor Tom Schweich is accusing Gov. Jay Nixon of violating the state constitution by making budget cuts in 2012.
Missouri Lawmakers Want State Airplane RestrictedMissouri's Republican legislative leaders are hitting back against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon in a battle over state budget cuts.
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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