Ozark National Scenic Riverways http://news.stlpublicradio.org en House, Senate Negotiators Finish Work On Missouri Budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-senate-negotiators-finish-work-missouri-budget <p>House and Senate budget negotiators have finalized the 12 remaining bills that make up Missouri's state budget for Fiscal Year 2015.</p><p>Both sides signed off on increasing funding for K-12 schools by $114.8 million. If Gov. Jay Nixon's rosier revenue projections hold true, school spending would get a $278 million spending hike. Higher education would increase by $43 million, about 5 percent. State Rep. Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, chairs the House Budget Committee. He said they also put money in next year's budget to help finance a new state mental hospital at Fulton.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 03:27:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35913 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org House, Senate Negotiators Finish Work On Missouri Budget Mo. House Blocks Medicaid Expansion, Sets Aside $6M For New State Park, While Approving State Budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-blocks-medicaid-expansion-sets-aside-6m-new-state-park-while-approving-state-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri House has given first-round approval to next year's state budget -- after spending most of Tuesday on amendments to the FY 2015 budget, including two attempts to expand Medicaid.&nbsp; Both failed, and both were sponsored by state Rep. Jill </span>Schupp, D-Creve<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Coeur.</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:54:52 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34734 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Blocks Medicaid Expansion, Sets Aside $6M For New State Park, While Approving State Budget Political Battle Over Ozark National Park Heats Up http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/political-battle-over-ozark-national-park-heats <p style="margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); margin-bottom: 0.2in; line-height: 15.75pt;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">(Updated at 3:39 p.m., February 20)</strong></em></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:03:30 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 33676 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Political Battle Over Ozark National Park Heats Up Draft Management Plan Released For Ozark National Park http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/draft-management-plan-released-ozark-national-park <p><strong><em>&nbsp;Updated 2:40 p.m. Jan. 22:</em></strong></p><p>The National Park Service is holding the last public meeting on its proposed management plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways tonight in Kirkwood. See below for more details.</p><p></p><p><em><strong>Updated 3:10 p.m. and 4:40 p.m.</strong></em> <em><strong>Jan. 7:</strong></em></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:37:00 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin & Véronique LaCapra 31305 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Draft Management Plan Released For Ozark National Park National Park Sites In Missouri Reopen After Govt. Shutdown Ends http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-park-sites-missouri-reopen-after-govt-shutdown-ends <p>National Parks and other federally-run recreation sites in Missouri are open again, now that the partial government shutdown is over.</p><p>Those sites include the <a href="http://www.gatewayarch.com/">Gateway Arch</a> in downtown St. Louis.&nbsp; Ann Honius&nbsp;with the <a href="http://www.nps.gov/jeff/index.htm">Jefferson National Expansion Memorial</a> says there are no lingering problems or issues stemming from the 16-day shutdown.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:43:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30752 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National Park Sites In Missouri Reopen After Govt. Shutdown Ends