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Missouri Department of Transportation workers fill a series of potholes on Woods Mill Rd. near 64/40 on March 18, 2013. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

State Road Funding Situation Growing More Dire

Since voters passed up on a chance to add more money to its coffers, the Missouri Department of Transportation says it’s living on borrowed time and dwindling finances.

10/30/2014

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Gov. Quinn Calls For ‘Responsible’ Budget

Quinn says he wants a budget that properly funds Illinois schools, as Democratic leaders continue their push to extend a temporary income tax increase.

05/24/2014

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Legislators Could Change the Way Missourians Vote

A bill that could change the way ballots are cast, awaits one more Senate vote before moving to the house.

03/26/2014

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Missouri House Approves Mid-Year Spending Bill to Fund Normandy

The bill Thursday includes money to keep Normandy School District afloat.

03/06/2014

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Mo. House Increases Funding for Schools

Missouri House committee endorses funding increase for public schools.

02/19/2014

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Veterans Lottery Ticket

A Missouri House bill would require the state lottery to create a separate lottery ticket to fund veterans’ programs.

02/13/2014

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Illinois State Board of Ed. Wants $1 Billion More in 2015

Illinois State Board of Education approved a budget request it will send to lawmakers and the governor that asks for education to represent one third of the total state budget.

01/24/2014

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Missouri Allocated $10M for Mental Health After Newtown

The Sandy Hook shootings not only sparked debates about gun control and school security, but also put the spotlight on mental health.

12/13/2013

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks to children at Oak Brook Elementary School in the Parkway School District after recognizing the district for its continued academic excellence, in Ballwin, Missouri on January 23, 2013. During his visit, Nixon called for an increased investment in preschool education programs throughout the state, including new resources for pre-kindergarten programs in local school districts and for early childhood education initiatives such as Missouri’s Early Head Start program.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Nixon Plans ‘Significant Down Payment’ for Schools

The Democratic governor wants to fully fund Missouri’s school formula by the time he leaves office in January 2017.

10/24/2013

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Nixon Seeks Full Funding For Mo. Public Schools

Missouri’s current budget provides almost $3.1 billion in basic aid to elementary and secondary schools.

10/22/2013

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