Audit: State Buildings Not Maintained Due to Poor FundingThere's a nearly $600 million backlog of deferred maintenance on state buildings because of inadequate funding, Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway said.
$4.5M Raised for Illinois Governor's Mansion RestorationA private fundraising campaign to restore the governor's mansion in Springfield has received about $4.5 million toward its estimated goal of $15 million.
Rauner Announces Group to Study Education Funding FormulaGov.Bruce Rauner wouldn't specify what he thinks the commission should pursue.
Local Health Officials Urge Lawmakers to Approve Zika FundingAs Congress convenes for the final week before its August recess, some local health officials are urging lawmakers to approve emergency funding to help fight Zika before they head home.
Illinois Borrows Millions for Building Despite Budget MessIllinois borrowed $550 million Thursday for construction projects, taking advantage of historically low interest rates as the state approaches one full year with a budget.
Rauner Asks Voters to Beseech Democrats for Budget ActionLawmakers adjourned their spring session May 31 without reaching a budget deal with Rauner for the second straight year.
KMOX, Cardinals Ready for Saturday's Komen Race for the CureThe KMOX team has again partnered with the St. Louis Cardinals and and more, but this time we have a much closer reason to support.
Increased Federal Funding for Alzheimer's ResearchCurrently there are about 110,000 Missourians with Alzheimer's and that number is expected to triple in the next 30 to 40 years.
Oklahoma, Kansas-Missouri Planned Parenthood Groups to MergePlanned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri announced plans Wednesday to merge with the abortion provider's central Oklahoma affiliate in July and open a new Oklahoma City clinic.
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.
Analysis Adds Fuel to Fight Over Illinois School FundingGov. Rauner is pushing a plan that would increase school funding by providing the full per-pupil amount of state aid to districts for the first time in seven years.
East STL High School Students Join Call For Illinois School Funding ReformSB 231 could come up for a vote in the Illinois Senate before this week is out.