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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Illinois Senate Passes Plan to Fix Budget Hole

The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget.

03/26/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon gives details of an initiative to connect 2,000 young people from low-income families in the St. Louis region with summer jobs in 2015, as former State Sen. Maida Coleman, director of the the Missouri Office of Community Engagement, looks on in Wellston, Mo., on Oct. 30, 2014.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mo. House GOP: No Funding for Community Engagement

House Republican 2016 spending plan does not include funding for office created after Ferguson unrest.

02/22/2015

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Mo. Senate Votes to Cut Down How Much Cities Can Fund Budgets from Traffic Fines

Schmitt’s bill would cut from 30 percent to 10 percent how much of a city’s budget can be financed by traffic fines.

02/11/2015

Ben Gordon, who was appearing at Vinita Terrace's traffic court regarding a traffic ticket from seven years ago, poses with a  form confirming his court date set for Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. He was met by an empty building and locked door. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

UPDATED: Small Town Sued by Mo. Attorney General No-Shows for Traffic Court

One of the courts called out by the Missouri Attorney General on Thursday left a citizen out in the cold last night.

12/19/2014

Ferguson Protests

UMSL Sees Enrollment Decrease Due to Ferguson Unrest

Fallout from the unrest in Ferguson is impacting the nearby University of Missouri – St. Louis and has prompted a hiring freeze at the school.

12/10/2014

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Donations Soar for Ferguson Public Library

The Ferguson Municipal Public Library has received more than $350,000 in donations and gifts of books that will keep the library cataloger busy for some time.

12/09/2014

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State Sen. Wants to End Cities Deriving Too Much Revenue from Traffic Fines

Sen. Schmitt has submitted legislation that would allow only 10 percent of a city’s budget to be derived from traffic fines. The law currently allows 30 percent.

12/04/2014

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Call is Out for More Police in the City

Aldermanic President Lewis Reed has asked the city’s budget director to find spendable money in the existing budget.

12/03/2014

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Nixon Calls Off Special Session

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon now says a special legislative session will not be necessary to pay for the public safety response to protests in the St. Louis area.

12/01/2014

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Missouri Lawmakers Target $61M in Veto Overrides

Missouri House members are planning to try to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes on about $61 million of spending.

09/10/2014

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