Illinois Senate Approves $454 Million More for CollegesLawmakers approved the bill on a near unanimous vote and sent the measure to the House, which can take it up as soon as Tuesday when state representatives return to Springfield.
City of STL Makes Finishing Touches to $489M Balanced BudgetThe city of St. Louis is finalizing a $489 million balanced budget for the fiscal year that starts July first.
Governor Signs Mid-Year Budget BoostGov. Jay Nixon on Friday approved the additional spending, of which more than $150 comes from the federal government.
Rauner Optimistic About Reaching Budget DealAgreement has been elusive during the more than 10 months the Republican governor has faced off with Democrats who control the Legislature.
Illinois Schools Receive $600 Million to Stay OpenSchools haven't received any money in at least 10 months, which is when this fiscal year started.
McCaskill: Pentagon Can't Close Military BasesShe says the Pentagon is just trying to get Congress' attention.
Budget Negotiators Scale Back Univ. of Missouri CutsLawmakers are scaling back reductions to the University of Missouri's budget.
Parents Call For Audit of Hazelwood School DistrictThey want $6.6 million in proposed budget cuts restored.
KISS to Perform at Illinois State FairThe Illinois State Fair continues to announce Grandstand acts for this summer in Springfield.
Voters Approve Prop. F Just in Time for STL Fire DepartmentSt. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson is looking forward to buying some new equipment, after voters approved the Proposition F.
Missouri Senate Passes $27 Billion Spending PlanSenators voted Thursday to approve a $27 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.
UMSL Plan Would Eliminate 85 PositionsFacing an estimated $15 million budget shortfall, the University of Missouri-St. Louis is considering elimination of up to 85 positions over the next two years.

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