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.
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.

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