Nixon Vetoes Missouri Legislation to Cap School Funding GoalMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a measure Wednesday that would cap the targets state government uses to fund public K-12 schools, chiding legislators for approving a ``broken promise'' to students he said will pave the way for them to enact more tax breaks.
Nixon Frees $143M For Education After Veto Session Gov. Jay Nixon has released $143 million of education funding that he had frozen, because lawmakers sustained most of his vetoes of tax-break bills.
Missouri Lottery Says Game Choices Affect FundingA decline in the amount of Missouri Lottery proceeds provided to education is due partly to the types of Lottery games people chose to play during the past year, a Lottery official said.
Madigan: Raise Tax on Millionaires for More Education FundingMadigan says collecting a 3 percent surcharge on income greater than $1 million would pump an extra $550 per pupil into the state education fund.
Nixon: Decline in Lottery, Gaming Revenues Leads to Education Funding ShortfallGov. Jay Nixon today announced that revenues from lottery and riverboat gaming have continued their steep decline, resulting in an additional estimated shortfall of $35.1 million for the current 2014 Fiscal Year.
Missouri Budget Would Restore Medicaid BenefitsMissouri lawmakers are poised to give final approval to a state budget that could restore Medicaid benefits that were cut a decade ago.
Missouri Lawmakers Agree on Education FundingPublic schools would get a $115 million increase on top of their current $3.1 billion in basic funding.
Nixon Says He Will Veto Income TaxThe Democratic governor is vetoing the Republican plan to cut taxes by $620 million annually.
Missouri Senate Backs Education Funding IncreaseThe Missouri Senate endorsed a budget plan Monday that ensures a funding increase for public education but will require negotiations with the House to hammer out the final specifics.
Missouri Senate Panel Approves Spending PlanThe Appropriations Committee on Wednesday endorsed its plan for state spending during the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Nixon Announces Education Spending RestrictionsMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced plans Thursday to freeze $22 million that had been budgeted for public schools and colleges because lawmakers failed to include enough money in a mid-year spending plan passed this week.
Mo. School Funding Gap Hits Some More than OthersSome Missouri schools are hurting due to a state funding shortfall.