The Metro Board of Commissioners announced today that they have passed their operating budget for fiscal year 2012, which begins July 1.
Metro's operating costs will be significantly impacted by higher fuel costs and the "volatility" of metal prices for parts and supplies Metro said in a release.
So, will fares go up? Metro said no:
Illinois lawmakers face some big decisions in the next two weeks, including how much to cut the budget and whether to overhaul workers' compensation.
The spring legislative session is supposed to end by May 31, but there are still three different budget plans on the table. They're roughly $2 billion apart on how much to spend.
Now lawmakers must decide whether to back one particular proposal or come up with a compromise.
When the Ways and Means committee of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen meets, anything goes as far as topics.
Today, it was the Department of Public Safety's turn on the hot seat, and pensions, recruiting and jail escapes were on the minds of the committee members. Here's a sampling of their concerns:
A respectful crowd of 85 parents and district activists filled seats at Vashon High School Monday night seeking some clarity on the 2011-2012 budget for the St. Louis Public Schools.
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