Missouri Senate Votes To Up Funding For Public K-12 SchoolsSenators were split on whether to give the extra money to K-12 schools while state revenues are lagging.
Ill. Comptroller Warns of Collapse at SIUE, Chancellor Says It's Not Going AnywhereThe Illinois Comptroller warns the state university system could fall apart, unless Governor Bruce Rauner stops refusing to support a state budget.
St. Louis Healthcare Organizations Discuss Industry FutureThe healthcare landscape in the wake of the recent failed attempt to repeal Obamacare was the topic of discussion during the latest in a series of public conversations organized by Accelerate St. Louis and hosted by T-REX.
Missouri Could Lose Substantial Tech FundingKMOX first reported a month ago on the potential for some cuts, though not of this magnitude.
Sobriety Checkpoint Funding Could DisappearAfter much debate weighing motorists' rights to avoid unreasonable searches against the state's interest in keeping roads safe, the House passed a budget that would prohibit the use of state funds for checkpoints.
Illinois School Districts File Suit Against State for FundingSeventeen Illinois school districts claim in a lawsuit that the state has failed to adequately fund public education.
Missouri House OKs Budget with Hike in K-12 School FundingThe proposed funding increase for public schools comes after lawmakers last year passed legislation to lower funding targets in state law, a policy Democratic lawmakers slammed.
Missouri House Advances Plan for $242M in Extra SpendingAbout $45 million would come from state general revenue, with the rest coming from federal and other funds.
Report: Missouri Program Helped No One In 5 YearsThe program was supposed to help people receiving child-care benefits transition off the state allocations through a pilot program run by two organizations.
Presidential Budget Would Cut All Funding to Meals on WheelsThe President's budget would cut all $3 billion from the grant program that funds Meals on Wheels.
Illinois Could Lose $40 Billion in Federal Medicaid SupportThe overhaul would also cap federal support given to states for Medicaid recipients instead of matching whatever states decide to spend.
Elizabeth Snyder Speaks Out in Support of Proposition PProp P is a St. Louis County initiative to raise the sales tax by one half of one percent to fund law enforcement.