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Bush touts education reform measures at Missouri Capitol

Bush touts education reform measures at Missouri Capitol

Jefferson City, Mo. – Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush highlighted a number of education reform efforts while speaking in the Missouri Capitol Thursday. Bush spoke at a press conference in the House Lounge with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, advocating for several measures, including school choice, charter school education, and greater access to

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Gov. Jeb Bush joins state lawmakers Thursday to discuss school reform

Gov. Jeb Bush will be in Jefferson City on Thursday, March 2, to meet with members of the Missouri General Assembly to discuss education policy. A release issued Tuesday by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce says the former Florida governor will talk with Missouri lawmakers about how school choice, along with college and career high

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Greitens restores some funding to K-12 transportation, home services programs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After receiving $60 million in two recent settlements, Gov. Eric Greitens announced Thursday he would refund $52 million of that money into home-based service programs for the mentally and physically disabled and the elderly and school transportation, two areas he cut in his proposed budget. The governor will not release withheld funds into the budget but rather

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McCann Beatty blasts Mizzou for endorsing Austin’s discrimination suit reform bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty penned a letter to Interim University of Missouri System President Mike Middleton asking him to revoke the university’s endorsement of a bill she argues paves the way for more discrimination. “I am deeply disturbed and disappointed that the University of Missouri System has publicly stated

Sen. Ed Emery testifies on his bill SB 98 Feb. 21, 2017.

‘Bathroom bill,’ SB98, brings out crowd in committee

Legislation would require transgender students to use restroom of sex on birth certificate JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last year, a Senate bill purporting to support religious liberty to prevent vendors from providing services for same-sex weddings became arguably the most infamous piece of legislation in the state after a 39-hour filibuster and a contentious House

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Greitens’ budget calls for more than $500 million in cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For weeks, people have speculated as how much money Gov. Eric Greitens would need to cut in order to balance the state’s budget. Now, the answer has arrived. Two weeks after his State of the State address, Greitens unveiled his budget for the 2018 fiscal year while speaking at the Nixa Early Childhood

Sen. Gary Romine (foreground) listens to testimony from the Missouri NEA's Otto Fajen on his CTE bill Jan. 24, 2017.

Romine, Hegeman promote technical education bills in committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two bills designed to encourage vocational programs and technical skills certification received widespread support for education and industry advocates during a Senate Education Committee hearing. Sen. Gary Romine’s SB 44 would create the Career and Technical Education Certification (CTEC) Program to provide students with technical skills in preparation for an entry-level

Gov. Eric Greitens announces his pick for the new COO. PHOTO/THE MISSOURI TIMES - BEN PETERS

Greitens withholds $146 million, criticizes Nixon’s handling of budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens announced the first of his expected budget withholdings Monday afternoon in a Facebook Live stream. A week after coming into office, Greitens said he had learned the extent of the state’s budget woes and the state would need to make roughly $700 million in cuts over the next

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