Sara Lampe http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. lawmakers send $24B budget to governor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-send-24b-budget-governor <p>The <a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/">Missouri General Assembly</a> has passed and sent next year&rsquo;s state budget to<a href="http://gov.mo.gov/"> Governor Jay Nixon&nbsp;</a>(D).</p><p>The&nbsp;$24&nbsp;billion spending plan passed both chambers with little difficulty, but not without some complaints.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem01.htm">State&nbsp;Senator Jim Lembke</a>&nbsp;(R, Lemay)&nbsp;was not happy with language restoring a health care program for blind Missourians.&nbsp; He says he&rsquo;ll file a constitutional objection.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 19:38:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 3671 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers send $24B budget to governor Mo. House passes budget, cuts blind aid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-budget-cuts-blind-aid <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>has passed all 13 bills that make up the state&rsquo;s $24&nbsp;billion&nbsp;budget for FY 2013.</p><p>The process took longer than expected, because of the large number of Democrats who took issue with cutting funding to blind pensions and for not spending enough on K-12 schools.&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=138"> Sara Lampe </a>(D, Springfield) urged fellow lawmakers to look for other ways to balance the budget besides cutting services. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:13:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3335 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House passes budget, cuts blind aid Mo. House Dems send letter opposing Limbaugh "Famous Missourians" induction http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-dems-send-letter-opposing-limbaugh-famous-missourians-induction <p>News <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rush-limbaugh-be-inducted-hall-famous-missourians-state-capitol">surfaced Monday</a> that radio commentator Rush Limbaugh is to be inducted this year in the <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/famous.aspx">Hall of Famous Missourians</a> at the Missouri state Capitol. Now, Democrats in the Missouri House of Representatives have sent <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/84161400/Limbaugh-House-of-Famous-Missourians-Letter-Mo-House-Dem-Caucus">a letter</a> to House Speaker Steven Tilley asking that the plans to induct Limbaugh be &quot;abandoned.&quot;</p><p>The letter says that &quot;Fame alone has never been considered sufficient to earn someone a place in the Hall of Famous Missourians&quot; and that, if that were the case, &quot;outlaws Frank and Jesse James &nbsp;- two of the most famous Missourians&nbsp;of all time - would have been inducted long ago.&quot;</p><p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 19:06:24 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Marshall Griffin 3212 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Dems send letter opposing Limbaugh "Famous Missourians" induction Mo. budget goes to Gov. Nixon's desk http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-budget-goes-gov-nixons-desk <p>The $23 billion operating budget for the state of Missouri is on its way to<a href="http://governor.mo.gov/"> Governor Jay Nixon </a>(D).</p><p>Lawmakers in both chambers gave final approval to the package of bills this afternoon. Thu, 05 May 2011 21:18:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 1186 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. budget goes to Gov. Nixon's desk Mo. House committee quickly passes state budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-quickly-passes-state-budget <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/CommitteeIndividual.aspx?com=011">House Budget Committee</a> has quickly wrapped up work on Missouri&rsquo;s state budget for Fiscal Year 2012.</p><p>The process of voting 13 budget bills out of committee is often raucous and can take several days to do.&nbsp; This year, it only took an hour, with each budget bill passing overwhelmingly. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:53:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 730 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee quickly passes state budget Mo. lawmakers push anti-bullying legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-push-anti-bullying-legislation <P>Two bills making their way through the <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</A> would target bullying in public schools across the state.</P> <P><A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2011&amp;district=092">State Representative Sue Allen </A>(R, Town and Country)<A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB273&amp;year=2011&amp;code=R"> is sponsoring one of them</A>.&nbsp; It would require all K-12 schools to issue a statement prohibiting bullying and to install procedures for reporting and investigating incidents of bullying. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 23:57:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 533 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers push anti-bullying legislation