Comptroller: State Employee Bonuses on Hold During ImpasseThe office that controls Illinois' checkbook announced Wednesday that payments to social services and public safety come first.
Increased Pension Costs Add to Missouri Budget IssuesIn the year ending June 30, the retirement system covered almost 113,400 current and past state employees and paid $783.4 million in benefits.
Another Year of Financial Uncertainty Looms For IllinoisIllinois hasn't had a full budget since July 1, 2015, the longest a state has gone without a spending plan since at least World War II.
Gov. Rauner Wants Work on Budget to Continue Next WeekGov. Bruce Rauner said Friday he hopes Illinois lawmakers resume work to end an epic budget standoff next week when they return to Springfield for a brief session and not just focus on trying to override his vetoes.
Ill. Governor Explains Using Millions of His Money to Support Republican PartyIL. General Assembly To Negotiate After Election
Former Dispatchers Warn Ferguson PD's Stretched Too ThinClaim the safety of officers and citizens are at risk due to cuts.
City of St. Louis Sees Budget Surplus Second Year in a RowThe surplus will accrue in the city's general fund.
No Teachers' Contract? No Problem for Marissa SchoolsSuperintendent says "unique relationship" will allow classes to begin as scheduled.
Ill. Drivers to Receive Vehicle Registration Reminders After Stopgap BudgetIllinois drivers will once again be getting vehicle registration renewal notices in the mail.
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.