Tag: budget cuts

Republican leadership to look for alternative solution for in-home care cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As Missouri lawmakers returned for the annual veto session at the State Capitol, with many hoping to answer the question of what lawmakers could or should do about the budget cuts affecting in-home and nursing care for an estimated 8,000 senior citizens, disabled, and veterans. While the […]

College sports taking hits as State tightens belt

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It seems that the cuts to higher education have found their first real victims – in the athletic departments. Back in late June, Gov. Eric Greitens withheld $251 million in spending to make Missouri’s budget work, including $36 million in higher education funding. One of the first […]

Could HCB 3 appear once again before the legislature?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the legislature’s annual veto session draws closer, Democrats across the state are pushing for an override of perhaps the most contentious bill to pass through the legislature this past session: HCB 3. What began as the controversial “circuit breaker” bill morphed through the final weeks […]

SATER: Doubling down on tourism, not cutting it

JEFFERSON CITY — Senator David Sater, R-Cassville, sent a letter to Gov. Eric Greitens this week emphasizing the importance of tourism to Missouri’s economy and urging the governor to reverse recent cuts to the tourism budget. “Tourism is one of the economic engines of our state,” Sen. Sater said. “It […]

Holsman calls for $60 million in settlements to restore funding to Greitens’ budget cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state of Missouri received roughly $60 million from two lawsuit settlements in the past few weeks, and Sen. Jason Holsman says it should go to restoring some of the budget cuts proposed by Gov. Eric Greitens. The money comes from two settlements; $10 million comes from […]

Nixon releases $8.7 million, soybean farmers approve

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon is looking to bolster the 2017 budget with the settlement from Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal. The $8.7 million settlement was transferred to the state’s general fund earlier in the week by Attorney General Chris Koster. Governor Jay Nixon announced Thursday that he would […]

Nixon withholds more money after veto session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that he would slash $60 million from the state budget after Wednesday’s veto session. That figure comes in addition to the $115 million Nixon withheld in July. Nixon cited two vetoed bills, SB 641 and SB 1025, overridden by the legislature as the reason for […]

Hospital threatens job cuts ahead of budget debate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — At least one hospital says they’ll be forced to lay off workers and slash services if lawmakers advance the Senate version of the state’s FY2016 budget. Lawmakers are reconvening in the Missouri Capitol this week with one big mountain to climb: the state’s $26 billion budget, […]