Missouri Budget Project: Budget Problems Due to 'Ongoing Revenue Problem'Says tax cuts, not expanding Medicare hurting state's revenue.
Greitens to Focus on Job Growth During State of the StateGreitens after just a week in office took action Monday to cut spending he said was necessary to balance the budget. He announced about $146 million in spending cuts.
Missouri Has Budget Shortfall; Lawmaker Calls for More CutsLegislative work to craft a budget for next fiscal year, which begins July 1, will be put on hold as Greitens, who hadn't held public office before Monday, drafts his first budget plan.
Illinois Senate Budget Plan to End Deadlock StallsThe plan will be reintroduced after the new General Assembly is seated Wednesday.
Illinois Senate Plan to End Budget Standoff Could Get VoteBut there are just two work days remaining for the current General Assembly no time to seek a House vote.
Illinois Unable to Pay $2.5M to Exonerated Ex-Inmates Due to Budget WoesThe Innocence Project says the money is a recognition by the state that it wrongfully kept the men in prison.
Comptroller: State Employee Bonuses on Hold During ImpasseThe office that controls Illinois' checkbook announced Wednesday that payments to social services and public safety come first.
Increased Pension Costs Add to Missouri Budget IssuesIn the year ending June 30, the retirement system covered almost 113,400 current and past state employees and paid $783.4 million in benefits.
Another Year of Financial Uncertainty Looms For IllinoisIllinois hasn't had a full budget since July 1, 2015, the longest a state has gone without a spending plan since at least World War II.
Gov. Rauner Wants Work on Budget to Continue Next WeekGov. Bruce Rauner said Friday he hopes Illinois lawmakers resume work to end an epic budget standoff next week when they return to Springfield for a brief session and not just focus on trying to override his vetoes.
Ill. Governor Explains Using Millions of His Money to Support Republican PartyIL. General Assembly To Negotiate After Election
Former Dispatchers Warn Ferguson PD's Stretched Too ThinClaim the safety of officers and citizens are at risk due to cuts.

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