SIU-Edwardsville Students Call For End to Illinois Budget Impasse"We have citizens wondering why support of our future is being held captive."
Illinois Lawmakers Working on $600M Lifeline for CollegesThe House and Senate were expected to vote on it Thursday, but instead adjourned for the night.
Missouri Legislature Passes Bill to Cap School Funding GoalThe House voted 116-38 Tuesday to send the bill to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, who has said he opposes the move and appears apt to veto it.
Senate Panel Reverses University of Missouri Funding CutA Senate budget panel has approved a funding increase for public universities while voting to block money from going to Planned Parenthood.
Voters to Decide on Finance Plan for MSD Project A plan to finance a $ 900 million infrastructure project that MSD is required to undertake is proposition Y on Tuesday's ballot.
Nixon Allows $2M More Education, Health Care SpendingThe move averts a confrontation with the GOP-led Legislature, which was attempting to force the Democratic governor to release the money.
Empowerment Center in Ferguson to Triple in SizeThe Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis' Community Empowerment Center in Ferguson will be three times larger than originally planned.
Missouri Lawmakers Look for Road Money Beyond Usual PlacesIn about two weeks, House Republicans hope to send the Senate a budget that includes roughly $30 million to revive the Missouri Department of Transportation's cost-sharing program.
Illinois Roads Could Benefit from Potential $84.7M WindfallA spending bill approved by Congress in late 2015 contains a clause allowing unused transportation earmarks to be dispensed to states for related work.
Less Money Fewer Cops: Slay, Dotson Struggle For FundsWith red light cameras out of the equation, it's not clear how many officers could be hired even if aldermen pass a funding plan.
Board of Aldermen Approves Stadium Funding PlanThe stadium funding plan was approved despite last minute warnings and several arrests.
Illinois House Speaker Madigan Misses Budget MeetingMadigan didn't attend the latest meeting Thursday aimed at ending a budget stalemate now in its sixth month because he had a scheduling conflict, according to his spokesman, Steve Brown.

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