Legislative leaders headed home with several looming issues unaddressed a byproduct, members said, of the upcoming November election.
Missouri lawmakers are poised to give final approval to a state budget that could restore Medicaid benefits that were cut a decade ago.
The proposal calls for issuing bonds through the Missouri Development Finance Board and paying them off over 25 years.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced this week that the testing revisions will take effect next school year and shave $3.5 million from the testing budget.
Illinois State Board of Education approved a budget request it will send to lawmakers and the governor that asks for education to represent one third of the total state budget.
The snow and ice that have been dumped on us so far this winter is now being measured in dollars both in Illinois and Missouri.
Missouri lawmakers could have to cut about $370 million from Gov. Jay Nixon’s budget if they don’t want to go along with his financial assumptions.
Enacting a constitutional amendment would require voter approval if the measure passes the Legislature
Gov. Jay Nixon called Wednesday for another tuition freeze at Missouri’s public universities while also proposing to boost state funding for the schools.
The county council was set to perfect the budget bills at Tuesday night’s meeting but issues during negotiations have councilors putting on the brakes.