Missouri Gov. Nixon's Term Marked by Budget Cuts, Natural DisastersIn an interview with the Associated Press, Gov. Jay Nixon cites increased funding for education and mental health services and billions of spending cuts that have helped keep the budget in balance as tax revenues declined from a recession.
Study: Illinois Video Gaming Has Generated About $785MThe Southern Illinoisan reports that the number of establishments in Illinois that allow the machines has grown as well with 5,600 businesses having machines.
Cheap Gas, Federal Action Boost Missouri Transportation PlanBut the department confirmed Monday that its latest financial forecasts show the situation improving so much so that it now can afford to maintain all of the state's roads in their current condition and keep the number of critical condition bridges from rising.
Slay: Prop S Money Helped Pay $400 Million Police, Fire PensionsSt. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was on the Mark Reardon show Tuesday to talk about where the money from a 2008 tax revenue went.
St. Louis County Developer Speaks Up in Support of TIFDeveloper Jim Sansone, principal at the Sansone Group, is speaking up in support of tax breaks for big developers to keep building strip malls in St. Louis County.
Capitol Perspectives: Tax Cut TacticsThe history of the tax-cut fight between Gov. Nixon and the legislature raises questions of hidden tactics at play.
Mo. Senate Bills Could Raise Tax Revenue Analysis: Peak expected to reach $355 million in 2016, then dip to $118 million in 2019.
Missouri Revenues Ahead of Projections, Up 3.4 %Missouri's tax revenues are running a little ahead of projections heading into the final month of the state budget year.
Are Politicans Getting the MessageIllinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross says politicians have made careers out of telling people good news and giving them gifts.
Illinois Tax Revenues UpOverall, the state raked in $30.49 billion in revenue, thanks in part to personal and corporate income tax increases.

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