SEMO to Offer Four-Year Program in DronesStudents will learn to plan and fly the aircrafts right in the classroom.
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.
Rauner, Lawmakers Not Done Yet With Illinois BudgetA six-month spending plan is in place, but lawmakers and Gov. Rauner want to reach a "grand compromise" this fall.
St. Louis Board of Aldermen Facing Budget WoesMoney is tight at city hall, as St. Louis Aldermen work on a $1.4 billion budget for the fiscal year that starts in July.
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.

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