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.
Gov. Rauner Stops in Alton Today on Re-Election TourHe's not calling it a campaign tour, but Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is traveling the state with money from his campaign fund as Democrats line up to challenge him in 2018.
Rauner: Stopping State-Worker Paychecks Would Hurt FamiliesThe Republican governor filed an appellate-court brief Friday arguing that Democrat Madigan should have acted sooner.
Missouri House OKs Budget with Hike in K-12 School FundingThe proposed funding increase for public schools comes after lawmakers last year passed legislation to lower funding targets in state law, a policy Democratic lawmakers slammed.
Rauner Opposes Stopgap Spending PlanIllinois House Democrats are working on a proposal to fund social service agencies and higher education running desperately short on money due to the ongoing budget impasse.
Missouri House Budget Funds Schools, Blocks DWI CheckpointsThe Republican-led House budget plan includes nearly $3.4 billion in basic aid for public elementary and secondary school districts for the 2018 fiscal year that starts July 1 the full amount called for under state law and significantly more than what Republican Gov. Eric Greitens had recommended.
President Trump's Budget Could Prevent Metrolink ExpansionAfter the health care failure, some are hoping President Trump gets back to doing what he does best - building things.
Missouri House Advances Plan for $242M in Extra SpendingAbout $45 million would come from state general revenue, with the rest coming from federal and other funds.
Illinois Judge Rules in Favor of Lawmakers Seeking PayA Cook County judge ruled Thursday that Illinois lawmakers must be paid on time despite their failure to pass a budget.