After a month spent hearing pleas from students and staff Superintendent Kelvin Adams dropped his recommendation to close Cleveland NJROTC High School after years of declining enrollment.
Quinn’s spending plan calls for more than $400 million in cuts to elementary, secondary and higher education.
With a calm but scolding tone, the Democrat facing re-election in 20 months used tough language to describe the pension hole that will suck nearly $7 billion of the state’s general revenue in the coming year.
Several schools and more than a hundred jobs are on the chopping block as the St. Louis city school district attempts to put forth a balanced budget.
The White House and some state officials involved in Missouri’s budget process warned Tuesday that the cuts would have real-life consequences, such as children being dropped from early education programs.
Nixon remained largely silent about health care issues as he campaigned for re-election last year. But after a resounding victory, he embraced a Medicaid expansion called for by President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Midwesterners accustomed to generous government aid after ice storms, floods and tornadoes may soon have to look somewhere else for help when disaster strikes.
Figures released Friday by the Office of Administration show net general collections totaled $3.77 billion from July through December.
The supermax prison is paying out hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime to its security staff despite having more guards than inmates, according to a newspaper report.
Missouri’s most recent budget numbers are out, and revenue is up seven and a half percent from a year ago.