Kiki Curls http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Negotiations Completed Over Student Transfer Bill That Includes Private Option http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/negotiations-completed-over-student-transfer-bill-includes-private-option <p><em><strong>(Updated at 6:12 p.m.)</strong></em></p><p>House and Senate negotiators have wrapped up work on a final version of a bill to ease the burden of Missouri’s student transfer law.</p><p>Senate Bill 493 would allow for individual school buildings to be accredited, instead of the school district as a whole, and it would create regional authorities to oversee transfers.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 19:53:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36080 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Negotiations Completed Over Student Transfer Bill That Includes Private Option Missouri Senate Passes Student Transfer Bill In Less Than 24 Hours http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-student-transfer-bill-less-24-hours <p><strong><em>(Story updated at 5:42 p.m. to include today's 3rd-read vote by the full Senate that sent SB 493 to the Missouri House.)</em></strong></p><p>After spending two days debating and amending legislation to lessen the effects of Missouri's student transfer law, the state Senate overwhelmingly passed it Thursday.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:42:11 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34034 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Passes Student Transfer Bill In Less Than 24 Hours House, Senate Negotiators Approve Final Version Of FY2014 Mo. Budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-senate-negotiators-approve-final-version-fy2014-mo-budget <P>Missouri House and Senate budget negotiators have crafted a final version of next year's state budget.</P> <P>The nearly $25 billion spending plan includes a $66 million increase for K-12 schools, and a $25 million hike for state universities and community colleges.&nbsp; It still does not include the Medicaid expansion proposed by Governor Jay Nixon (D), which disappointed committee member and&nbsp;State Senator Kiki Curls (D,&nbsp;Kansas City).</P> <P>"There are hundreds of thousands of working Missourians that don’t have health care, and I think it was a prime opportunity for us to be Wed, 08 May 2013 09:58:16 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26186 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org House, Senate Negotiators Approve Final Version Of FY2014 Mo. Budget