Tag: foundation formula

House passes balanced budget, touts full funding of formula

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House completed their side of the budget process after roughly six hours of debate Thursday, adopting and approving conference committee substitutes, with a round of applause for Budget Chair Scott Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick, coming off of his first year as budget chair, has been widely praised […]

Libla details Senate effort to fund foundation formula on TWMP

ST. LOUIS – Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, visited the set of This Week in Missouri Politics for Sunday’s episode and discussed, among other things, the behind-the scenes process of fully funding the foundation formula for the first time in state history. Sen. Gary Romine, the Republican chair of the […]

House approves state’s $27 billion budget, Senate approval to come

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House has officially fulfilled their duties in signing off on the state’s spending plan for the next fiscal year. Less than 48 hours after perfecting the state’s budget, the House pushed forward in their one mission mandated by the state constitution, third reading and […]

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 […]

Nixon vetoes bill in clash over elementary and secondary education funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Wednesday he would veto legislation that would redefine the parameters to fully fund the foundation formula. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education projects that SB 586, sponsored by Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Springfield, would lower the amount of money needed to […]

Budget clears House and Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After final passage by the House and Senate on Thursday afternoon, the FY 2017 budget will head to Gov. Jay Nixon for his final review. The $27.2 billion budget includes funds for education, public safety, infrastructure and pro-life programs, among other items. Nixon said that while […]

Education funding bill passes House over Nixon, Democratic opposition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House debated and passed two education bills, SBs 586 and 651, Tuesday morning that some Democrats argued lower the ability to fully fund schools, while Republican supporters said it would make funding goals more achievable. Republicans, including the bill’s handler Rep. David Wood, R-Versailles, said […]

Nixon calls for a stop to SB 586, says it cuts foundation formula

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon criticized SB 586, currently in the House, which he said would harm public education in the state by cutting the foundation formula. “As Governor, I’ve increased the amount we’re investing annually in the formula by $400 million, and with our economy moving forward and […]

Democrats make intentions for 2016 session known

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After both chambers of the General Assembly ended their introductory measures, the minority caucus leaders of the House and Senate, Rep. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Joe Keaveny, D-St. Louis, respectively, held a joint press conference with their Democratic colleagues standing behind them to state their […]