President's Budget Could Hurt Missouri Welfare ProgramsA watchdog of Missouri's budget is warning that President Trump's spending plan would hurt Missourians and the state as a whole.
Illinois Senate Democrats Vote for $5.4 Billion Tax IncreaseSenate Democrats added spending to a budget plan Tuesday to lure more Democratic support before voting to approve a $5.4 billion tax increase without a single Republican ``aye.''
Missouri House Backs Proposal to Restore In-Home Care CutsMissouri House members have put forth a new solution to avoid budgeted cuts to in-home care and nursing services for the disabled.
University of Missouri-Columbia to Cut 12 Percent of BudgetThe interim chancellor of the University of Missouri in Columbia campus is planning a 12-percent budget cut from all schools, colleges and divisions on that campus in fiscal year 2018.
Ill. Treasurer Warns of Another Credit Downgradellinois' treasurer warns the state is heading toward its seventh credit rating downgrade since 2015 if things don't change soon.
Missouri Lawmakers Pass $3.4B in Basic Aid For K-12 SchoolsGreitens recommended a slight increase, but his plan would have fallen about $45 million short of the law's funding target.
Local Mayors Step in on Budget DebateSuburban Chicago mayors are stepping into the statewide debate over freezing local property taxes.
Missouri Senate Votes To Up Funding For Public K-12 SchoolsSenators were split on whether to give the extra money to K-12 schools while state revenues are lagging.
Ill. Comptroller Warns of Collapse at SIUE, Chancellor Says It's Not Going AnywhereThe Illinois Comptroller warns the state university system could fall apart, unless Governor Bruce Rauner stops refusing to support a state budget.
Budget Tensions Rise in Jefferson CityMissouri's Senate is expected to take up its version of the state's budget this week after a closed-door meeting late last week by the governor with legislative leaders and budget chairs.
More Cuts Needed in Rauner's Budget PlanDemocrats controlling the Legislature have stalemated with Rauner for two years over tackling a $5 billion deficit and $13 billion in past-due bills.
Funds Denied for State Capitol Security Budget planners don't want to pay more for new security measures at Misouri's state Capitol.

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