University Review Panel Continues Despite Budget CutThe next meeting is set for Aug. 24 in Columbia.
Illinois Comptroller: State Backlog Will Be $10BLegislators approved a stop-gap budget covering some expenses until January.
Missouri Starts Budget With Lowest Cash Balance in DecadesFigures from the state Office of Administration show Missouri ended its 2016 fiscal year June 30 with a cash balance of about $153 million.
Lawmakers OK Grace Period for Late License RegistrationIllinois lawmakers have voted to require extra time for motorists to renew license plates if state officials don't notify them.
Rauner, Lawmakers Not Done Yet With Illinois BudgetA six-month spending plan is in place, but lawmakers and Gov. Rauner want to reach a "grand compromise" this fall.
Emanuel Says Chicago Schools Will Open on Time This FallChicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool said Thursday the state action ``builds a foundation for cementing a long-term education funding solution.''
Missouri Won't Immediately Halt Planned Parenthood FundingPlanned Parenthood facilities in Missouri will continue to receive government funding for women's health services for a while, despite a new budget provision attempting to stop it.
Completion Of Coldwater Creek Cleanup Still 10 Years AwayRemoval of radioactive waste resulting from the Manhattan Project recently reached 75 percent mark.
Illinois Lawmakers Say Progress Made on Stopgap BudgetSenate Democrats and Republican leaders filed competing plans Tuesday aimed at keeping schools open this fall.
GOP, Democrats Say Progress Made in Illinois Budget TalksThe money for higher education appears to be one area of agreement in the rival proposals introduced Tuesday.
St. Louis Board of Aldermen Facing Budget WoesMoney is tight at city hall, as St. Louis Aldermen work on a $1.4 billion budget for the fiscal year that starts in July.
Illinois Budget Fight Delaying Utility Payments to PrisonsOne small western Illinois community is considering shutting off water to its prison because it's owed nearly $370,000 from the state.

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