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.


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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.


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Governor Nixon Proposes More Education Funding

Gov. Jay Nixon says he’ll propose “substantially” higher funding for Missouri’s public colleges and universities next year while also boosting resources for financial aid and scholarships.



Higher Education Funding Bill To See Senate Floor Debate

The formula would divide higher education funding into six main categories within each institution.


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Board Approves Full Tax Rate for Missouri History Museum

After months of fighting about an alleged sweetheart land deal involving taxpayer money, the History Museum is getting the full amount of taxpayer funding for the coming year.



No Agreement on How to Fund Medical Watchdog Unit

Illinois officials and the physicians they regulate are at odds over how to fairly cover the costs of a watchdog unit that investigates complaints against doctors.


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Nixon Hints at State Funding for the Edward Jones Dome

Missouri’s governor sounded some positive words Monday about the state helping foot the bill for replacing the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.


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Early Childhood Education Advocates Lobby for More Money

“We actually have some programming in our state, that again, seems to be somewhat tenuous,” Nancy Spargo.



Local Mental Health Advocate Sheds Light on Funding Crisis

To avoid a lost generation of children with mental and health problems, it will take additional funding.



Missouri Lawmakers Consider Higher Ed Funding Formula

The plan outlined Monday for a joint House and Senate Education Committee is part of an attempt to develop a funding formula for higher education institutions.




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