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Mo. Early Head Start Budget Slashed

Lawmakers cut state funding for Early Head Start programs nearly in half, from $5.67 million to $2.65 million.


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Mo. Lawmakers Seek To Bolster Senior Protections

People who use their influence to take financial advantage of elderly and disabled Missourians could face criminal charges.



Analysis: Mo. Preschool Grants Run Past End Date

When it was launched in the late 1990s, a Missouri grant program for preschools was intended to last only a short time.


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Mo. Lawmakers Wrapping Up Another One

Missouri’s legislature enters the final day of its 2012 session with few major issues remaining.


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Mo. No Call List for Cell Phones

The measure would prohibit most solicitations by phone call or text message to cellphones.


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Joplin Schools get Safe Rooms

Missouri is providing $2.3 million to help build special rooms at five Joplin schools designed to withstand severe weather.


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Mo. Lawmakers into Final Week

Lawmakers have already passed a $24 billion budget and a bill creating a dedicated funding source for veterans nursing homes.


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Missouri Budget Due in Four Days

The budget must be sent to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk by May 11 at 6 p.m.


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Expanding Charter Schools Across Missouri

Education policy issues include public school funding and dealing with the unaccredited St. Louis and Kansas City school districts.


Budget Deadline Drawing Near for Missouri Lawmakers

House and Senate Republicans continue to be divided on many issues in the budget, including the passage of a $70 million tax amnesty program.




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