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Scott AFB and Fort Leonard Wood Fight Off Military Closures

Missouri officials breathed a sigh of relief in June when the Army announced that instead of losing up to 5,000 personnel, Fort Leonard Wood was losing 774.

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Legislatures Confident in Stopping State Bonds for NFL Stadium

Nixon’s Administration Commissioner says he doesn’t know if the state can be sued for not funding the bond payments.

08/28/2015

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Opens Illinois State Fair Despite Not Having Budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner, the former college football quarterback, presaged Friday’s Illinois State Fair kickoff with a pep-rally cheer: “Let’s have fun, let’s open these gates up and celebrate with this fair. Let’s go, 2015!”

08/14/2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Gov. Rauner Signs Lawmakers’ Rejected Pay Hike

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law barring Illinois lawmakers from receiving a pay raise this year.

08/13/2015

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Illinois Democrats Relent, Adopt ‘Clean’ Federal Funds Bill

The Illinois House agreed Wednesday to unlock $5.2 billion in federal funding for such things as energy assistance, family nutrition and cancer screenings after Democrats backed off their push to include some state spending in the bill.

08/12/2015

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House Panel OKs Federal-Funding Plan Over Rauner’s Protest

What began as a bipartisan effort to distribute $5 billion in federal funds, and keep some Illinois programs afloat despite a budget stalemate, appeared Tuesday to be headed for a veto by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner amid a continuing financing feud with Democrats in the General Assembly.

08/11/2015

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Illinois Senate Approves Plan to Spend $5B in Federal Funds

Illinois lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to direct almost $5 billion in federal funds to social service agencies after one advocate described the state’s long-running budget problems as a “death march.”

08/04/2015

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Amtrak Supporters Push to Preserve State Subsidies

People who want to preserve state subsidies for Amtrak want Gov. Bruce Rauner to know they have not gone away.

08/03/2015

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Prop 1 Calls for $180 Million in City Upgrades

The city budget director says the money would be used on everything from emergency vehicles to old buildings.

07/30/2015

St. Louis County new online interactive budget. (http://budget.stlouisco.com).

St. Louis County Unveils Online Interactive Budget to Public

In just a few clicks you can find nearly every expense of St. Louis County in 2015.

07/28/2015

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