State of the State http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri House Committee Passes State Budget For FY2015 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-committee-passes-state-budget-fy2015 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House budget writers have passed Missouri's state budget for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins July 1.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The roughly $28 billion spending plan still includes a funding increase for the state's K-12 schools, which would be around $122 million if projections by House and Senate Republican leaders turn out to be correct. &nbsp;If Gov. Jay Nixon's rosier revenue picture turns out to be correct, then K-12 spending would increase by $278 million.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:49:11 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34376 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Committee Passes State Budget For FY2015 Politically Speaking: State Of State, Death Penalty And Senate Minority Leader Jolie Justus http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-state-state-death-penalty-and-senate-minority-leader-jolie-justus <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon's Chris McDaniel, Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:58:55 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Chris McDaniel & Jo Mannies 33180 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: State Of State, Death Penalty And Senate Minority Leader Jolie Justus Nixon Proposes To Restore State Spending Lost Since 2008 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-proposes-restore-state-spending-lost-2008 <p></p><p></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing a budget that would set state government spending at roughly what it was seven years ago, before the nation’s economy – and the state’s budgets -- took a nose dive.</p><p>And that’s a huge difference from the frugal budgets the state has seen for years.</p><p>The biggest beneficiary of the increased spending, should the General Assembly agree, will be public education.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:42:22 +0000 Jo Mannies 33167 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Proposes To Restore State Spending Lost Since 2008 Live Blog: Missouri State Of The State 2014 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-blog-missouri-state-state-2014 <p><em>(This event has now concluded. See <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-proposes-restore-state-spending-lost-2008">our story</a> for a full recap)</em></p><p>Welcome to our live blog of tonight's State of the State address from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.&nbsp;</p><p>We invite you to join in on the conversation below - what are your reactions to the governor's speech? How do they impact your life? Do you agree or disagree with him?</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Kelsey Proud 33155 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Live Blog: Missouri State Of The State 2014 Nixon Expected To Call For Education Funding, Medicaid Expansion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-expected-call-education-funding-medicaid-expansion <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will deliver his annual State of the State address Tuesday night, during which he'll unveil his proposed budget for fiscal year 2015.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 04:16:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33102 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Expected To Call For Education Funding, Medicaid Expansion Analysis Of Gov. Nixon’s State Of The State, Upcoming Legislative Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/analysis-gov-nixon-s-state-state-upcoming-legislative-session <p>Governor Jay Nixon, on Monday night, delivered the first State of the State Address of his second term.</p><p>He discussed a broad range of topics which included education, Medicaid, mental health and domestic violence.&nbsp; An in-depth breakdown of his speech as well as reaction from House Speaker Tim Jones is <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-delivers-2013-state-state-address">available here</a>.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:31:08 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 8800 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Analysis Of Gov. Nixon’s State Of The State, Upcoming Legislative Session Gov. Nixon Delivers 2013 'State Of The State' Address http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-delivers-2013-state-state-address <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Updated at 5:45 a.m. to include feature story on the Governor's State of the State Address by Marshall Griffin.</em></p><p>Governor Jay Nixon (D) pitched a $25.7 billion budget to the state of Missouri during Monday’s State of the State Address.&nbsp; It includes spending increases for K-12 schools, Higher Education, and the proposed Medicaid expansion he’s been calling for since late November.&nbsp; St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin takes a closer look at the Governor’s speech and his proposed spending plan for next year:</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:39:46 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Marshall Griffin & Bill Raack 8698 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gov. Nixon Delivers 2013 'State Of The State' Address Gov. Jay Nixon To Deliver Mo. State Of The State Address Tonight http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-jay-nixon-deliver-mo-state-state-address-tonight <p><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Missouri Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D) will lay out his proposed budget tonight (Monday) when he delivers his annual State of the State Address.</p><p>The Governor’s address will include his call for expanding Medicaid coverage, which GOP leaders in both chambers have already said won’t happen.&nbsp; He will also call for more education funding from Kindergarten through college – that would mark an about-face for Higher Education, which has undergone budget cuts for the past three years, including a $9 million cut last year. &nbsp;Nixon is also expected to ask lawmakers to lengthen the state's school year and to spend money on mental health training as a means of improving school safety. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8715 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gov. Jay Nixon To Deliver Mo. State Of The State Address Tonight Gov. Nixon To Deliver Missouri State Of The State Address Jan. 28 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-deliver-missouri-state-state-address-jan-28 <p><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Missouri Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D) will deliver his 2013 State of the State Address three weeks from today.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:01:52 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8108 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gov. Nixon To Deliver Missouri State Of The State Address Jan. 28 Morning headlines: February 1, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-february-1-2012 <p><strong>University of Missouri to raise tuition</strong></p><p>The University of Missouri system wants to increase tuition next year by 7.5 percent at its Columbia campus and even more at its campuses in St. Louis and Rolla.</p><p>A proposal released Tuesday afternoon spells out proposed in-state tuition hikes of 8.2 percent at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and 9 percent at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. The Kansas City campus would see a 3 percent increase.</p><p>Similar increases are being sought for graduate programs and non-resident undergraduates.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:15:46 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2982 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: February 1, 2012