Budget Cuts

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Quinn Plan Would Cut Drug Treatment in Prisons

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

03/12/2012

State park

Proposed Illinois DNR Budget Cuts at 13.5 Percent

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

03/05/2012

BUDGET

Illinois Tries to Bail Itself Out

Now, the governor is asking everyone to cut 9 percent from their budgets.

02/23/2012

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Children’s Hospitals: More Budget Cuts Would be Devastating

Just as they feared. Leaders of children’s hospitals nationwide and in St. Louis say President Obama’s 2013 budget cuts them to the bone.

02/16/2012

City Corrections Commissioner Gene Stubblefiled, (KMOX/file photo)

City Fires Top Jailer after Dispute over Escapes

Four inmates had escaped since the spring, but Gene Stubblefiled blamed it on a Slay Administration culture of budget cutting

01/06/2012

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Thousands Of Illinois State Jobs In Jeopardy

Governor Pat Quinn says there is no bluff when it comes to closing state facilities and forcing layoffs.

09/14/2011

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon  (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri Auditor Sues Governor Over Budget Cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) __ Missouri’s Republican state auditor sued its Democratic governor on Friday, alleging that the governor violated the state constitution by cutting spending on education and other services to help cover the […]

08/27/2011

Congressman William Lacy Clay

Should Your Congressman Get a Taxpayer-Funded Car?

The Senate has banned it, but House members still drive taxpayer-funded cars.

08/25/2011

Jefferson City, MO

Gov. Nixon Still Under Fire For Spending Restraint

Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) questions Nixon’s constitutional authority.

07/10/2011

Classroom

St. Louis Struggles To sell Vacant Schools

ST. LOUIS , MO(AP) __ A sputtering economy and the shortage of available historic tax credits are hampering efforts in St. Louis to sell nearly a dozen vacant schools. Six of the 11 former city […]

06/11/2011

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