Illinois Schools Warn of Closures, Layoffs Without BudgetThe challenge facing superintendents is that the epic partisan gridlock that has left the state without a budget for 11 months is spilling over into education.
University of Missouri Struggles to Retain Black FacultyBlack faculty members at the University of Missouri say the school needs to reconsider retention tactics if it hopes to recruit and keep faculty of color.
Budget Plan Would Cut $8M from University of Missouri SystemThe budget plan also would cut more than $7 million from the system's administration half the reported amount for the administration in the current fiscal year.
County Council Raises Budget, But Not Taxes For 2016The County Council also approved $3 million in spending for the Loop Trolley project.
Illinois Has Begun Processing Paychecks Due WednesdayIllinois officials say they have begun processing paychecks for state workers even though there's no budget for the fiscal year.
Without a Budget, Providers Prepare, Officials Go to CourtIllinois' government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday, and while legislative chambers were silent, service providers buckled up for a bumpy summer ride and state officials asked what bills could be paid if the impasse continues.
St. Louis City Budget Includes $1 Million SurplusThe $1.1 Billion budget excludes more police officers but added a civilian review board of police violence.
Missouri House Approves Additional Money for 2015 BudgetGov. Jay Nixon's supplemental spending request for the current fiscal year is moving forward in the Legislature despite concerns from lawmakers.
Illinois Ends Fiscal Year $6.1 billion In RedRepublican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka warned that Illinois' spring influx in unanticipated tax revenue will be short lived because of the state's unresolved pension problem.

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