Illinois Senate Approves $454 Million More for CollegesLawmakers approved the bill on a near unanimous vote and sent the measure to the House, which can take it up as soon as Tuesday when state representatives return to Springfield.
City of STL Makes Finishing Touches to $489M Balanced BudgetThe city of St. Louis is finalizing a $489 million balanced budget for the fiscal year that starts July first.
Illinois Schools Receive $600 Million to Stay OpenSchools haven't received any money in at least 10 months, which is when this fiscal year started.
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.
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.
Missouri Senators Consider Government Role in Road SafetyOne bill reviewed in a hearing Wednesday would require everyone in a car to wear a seat belt, including adults in the backseat who are currently exempt from seat belt requirements.
Flood Victims Can Receive Help on Saturday in ArnoldThree weeks after the December flood, dozens of families in the Arnold area are still hurting.
More Than 400,000 Powerball Winners in Missouri, No JackpotThe $1.5 billion estimated Powerball has dropped back down to a measly $40 million after Wednesday night's drawing.
St. Louis Year-End Crime Report Totals Expected TodaySome Aldermen and Alderwomen are are bracing for what could be a bad report.
St. Louis County Audit Finds Millions Potentially WastedThe audit promised in 2014 by County Executive Steve Stenger is complete.
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.
St. Louisans Spending Big Bucks Keeping Dozens of City Halls OpenReport: 37 municipalities are spending more on administration -- keeping the lights on -- than on services like public safety, parks, etc.

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