withholdings http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Politically Speaking: Auditor Schweich On Gubernatorial Withholds, St. Louis Public Schools And 2014 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-auditor-schweich-gubernatorial-withholds-st-louis-public-schools-and-2014 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden " style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;"><div class="field-items" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:54:21 +0000 Chris McDaniel 30384 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Auditor Schweich On Gubernatorial Withholds, St. Louis Public Schools And 2014 Mo. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Withheld Appropriations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-rejects-challenge-withheld-appropriations <p>Missouri auditor Tom Schweich&nbsp;had no authority to challenge Gov. Jay Nixon&#39;s decision to withhold about $170 million from the budget for fiscal year 2012 before the spending plan actually went into effect.</p><p>That was the <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=66195">ruling today</a> from six of the justices on the Missouri Supreme Court. Judge Paul Wilson did not participate.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:19:25 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30326 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Withheld Appropriations Mo. revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-revenues-ahead-projections-34-percent <p>Missouri&rsquo;s revenues rose more than expected during the month of May.</p><p>The state collected about&nbsp;$6.6 billion in revenue last month, compared to just under&nbsp;$6.4 billion in May of 2011.&nbsp; Governor Jay&nbsp;Nixon&rsquo;s Budget Director, Linda Luebbering, credits most of the improvement to higher collections of state income and sales taxes.</p><p>&ldquo;That&#39;s the good news, things are picking up,&quot;&nbsp; Luebbering said.&nbsp; &quot;I think we do have to be cautious, still, because of what&rsquo;s going on at the national and particularly the international picture, with European Union issues and everything that&#39;s going on globally&nbsp;that could have some bearing on the overall economy.&rdquo; Tue, 05 Jun 2012 17:01:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 3849 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent Mo. judge weighing budget cuts by Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-judge-weighing-budget-cuts-gov-nixon <p>A Missouri judge is considering whether Gov. Jay Nixon exceeded his constitutional powers when he cut spending for education to help cover costs from the deadly Joplin tornado and major flooding.</p><p>Cole County Judge Jon Beetem issued no immediate ruling Monday after listening to arguments from attorneys representing the Democratic governor and Republican Auditor Tom Schweich, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schweich-sues-nixon-over-withholdings">who sued</a>.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:59:27 +0000 The Associated Press 2372 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. judge weighing budget cuts by Gov. Nixon No overrides by Mo. General Assembly during 2011 veto session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/no-overrides-mo-general-assembly-during-2011-veto-session <p>Today was the Republican-led <a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/">Missouri General Assembly&rsquo;s </a>annual veto session, but neither chamber made any attempt to override any of the 14 vetoes issued by Democratic <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon </a>this year.</p><p>However, <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2011&amp;district=038">House Budget Chairman Ryan Silvey </a>(R, Kansas City) used the occasion to blast the governor for withholding money from various state agencies. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 20:00:39 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2050 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org No overrides by Mo. General Assembly during 2011 veto session Nixon defends withholdings from FY2012 budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-defends-withholdings-fy2012-budget <p>Gov. Jay Nixon is continuing to defend a decision to withhold more than $170 million from the fiscal year 2012 budget, despite a constitutional challenge from another statewide official.</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 22:32:19 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1959 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon defends withholdings from FY2012 budget Schweich sues Nixon over withholdings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schweich-sues-nixon-over-withholdings <p>Missouri auditor Tom Schweich has <a href="http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/63250591?access_key=key-2e6hrgd9zygrmtr42y2i">sued Gov. Jay Nixon</a> over $170 million in funds the governor withheld from the 2012 budget to pay for disaster relief.</p><p>An <a href="http://www.auditor.mo.gov/press/2011-43.pdf">audit </a>released by Schweich&#39;s office last week was <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schweich-sharply-critical-budget-withholdings-disasters">sharply critical</a> of the withholds. The suit filed today is based on many of the audit&#39;s findings, including:</p> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 19:53:06 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Marshall Griffin 1949 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Schweich sues Nixon over withholdings