Suicide Prevention Measure Advancing in Missouri LegislatureThe proposal calls on K-12 school districts to adopt suicide awareness training and policies by July 2018.
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.
Missouri House Passes Bill to Allow Guns at College CampusesThe deadline to pass legislation is May 13.
Missouri Senate Passes $27 Billion Spending PlanSenators voted Thursday to approve a $27 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.
Missouri Senate Panel Boosts Higher Education FundingA House version passed earlier this month would provide about a $9 million increase.
Illinois Senate OKs $3.8B Spending Bill Amid Budget ImpasseIllinois Senate Democrats passed a $3.8 billion funding bill for colleges and social services Thursday amid Republican objections that the state doesn't have the money to fulfill the proposal's promises.
Missouri Lawmakers Consider Concealed Weapons in CollegesA Senate committee heard testimony Wednesday on two bills that would expand gun access on campuses.
Missouri Bill Would Strip Scholarships if Athletes Strike The bill would require colleges and universities to fine coaches for helping student athletes strike.
McCaskill Donates $10K for Sexual Harassment ResourcesMcCaskill, who said she dealt with sexual harassment when she interned at the state Legislature, applauded lawmakers' recent efforts to address the culture in Jefferson City.
Missouri Lawmakers Propose Lifting Gun Ban at Colleges``It's probably time to at least for us to have the discussion'' on the issue, Sen. Brian Munzlinger said.
Immigrants Sue Missouri Colleges Over Higher Tuition RateImmigrant students who live in Missouri are suing several colleges for charging them a higher tuition rate than some in-state residents.
Missouri Colleges Would Freeze Tuition for Funding Hike Leaders of Missouri's public community colleges and universities said Monday that they'll freeze undergraduate tuition next school year as part of a deal with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon to ramp up funding from the state.