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MTC funding cuts could be sore spot for both St. Louis and legislators

MTC funding cuts could be sore spot for both St. Louis and legislators

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri state lawmakers are looking at making majors cuts in funding to the Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC), and it’s leaving a bad taste in some legislators’ mouths. “I understand that a lot of these companies are what are driving the engine that are actually helping the state in a certain realm,” Sen.

Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at the Missouri Right to Life legislative day March 14, 2017 as MRL President applauds in the background. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens announces plan to bring high speed internet to all Missouri Schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens announced Monday afternoon that he would be putting $45 million to establish rural broadband internet access in the state of Missouri. Rural broadband is frequently cited by agricultural and rural communities as a primary need for the state to advance and match urban and suburban areas. Greitens newly

House Budget Committee (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

8 changes to note in the House budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the Missouri House prepares to take up the House Budget Committee’s work this week, we take a look at a number of things in the budget that are noteworthy for a variety of reasons. We start with number one: the education foundation formula. 1. Fully funding the education foundation formula

House Budget Committee (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

House committee puts final touches on budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House Budget Committee took the next step in moving the state’s budget forward on Tuesday night. In a crowded room, lawmakers managed to advance all of the operating bills to the House after more than six hours of putting the final touches on Missouri’s more than $27 billion budget.

Gov. Eric Greitens gives a brief statement moments before signing Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill into law Feb 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens reminds state workers ‘this is the people’s money’ in email

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “We have to remember that this is the people’s money, and they are counting on us to be careful with it,” Governor Eric Greitens wrote in his email announcing a new parental paid leave policy on Monday. Greitens called for higher performance from state employees in the email, as well as

Rep. Nick Schroer testifies before a committee. (Facebook Photo/Nick Schroer for State Representative)

Schroer seeks to reform criminal justice by raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the state of Missouri, a 17-year-old cannot vote, join the army, buy cigarettes, gamble, or even serve on a jury, but they can be tried as adults in a court of law. Right now, Missouri is one of only seven states that automatically prosecutes 17-year-olds as adults. In fact, any

House Budget Committee (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

MoDOT director says department is treading water

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Department of Transportation Director Patrick McKenna says his department is facing a number of challenges in their efforts to maintain the state’s transportation infrastructure. “Essentially, right now, we’re treading water,” he said. “We’re maintaining our system, but we are not improving. We’re fixing and replacing about as many bridges each

Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, questions a witness on a budget request. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

Galloway says her office can handle increased workload on same budget funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office has seen an increased workload over the past year, but the top-ranking Democrat in Missouri’s executive branch says her team can accomplish everything they need to with the exact same budget presented to the Legislature during the previous year. Galloway presented her office’s budget requests before

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Walsh concerned about MoDOT and highway infrastructure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh has always been a strong and vocal leader in the Missouri legislature and has plenty to say when it comes to the state’s budget. When asked about her reactions to Governor Eric Greitens’ State of the State address on this week’s #MOLEG Podcast, she said she

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MO Lottery receives clean audit, on pace for another productive year

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The past fiscal year was a very productive one for the Missouri Lottery, and it looks like it’s on path for another great year in FY 2017. The lottery transferred $26.1 million in profits Friday to the Lottery Proceeds Fund, bringing the total for the 2017 fiscal year to more than $143.7 million.

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