budget

Claire McCaskill
2:19 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

McCaskill: Obama's budget a "starting point" for conversation between Democrats, Republicans

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. (Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is calling President Obama's budget a starting point to begin the conversation between Democrats and Republicans.

The Democratic senator says she is anxious to see the Republicans' budget plan in the House. But McCaskill is also criticizing the GOP for focusing on the discretionary domestic budget, which, she says, is only 18 percent of the budget.

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Firefighters Retirement System
4:35 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

Aldermen slow down bill on funding firefighter pensions

(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

There’s been a temporary delay in a new skirmish between the city and its fire department.

Ald. Matt Villa has held a bill that aims to change the way certain benefits for firefighters are funded.

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Nixon budget
5:33 pm
Mon January 24, 2011

Nixon wants to expand comm. college money

Gov. Jay Nixon delivers his State of the State address on Jan. 19. He was in St. Louis on Monday to push for an expanded scholarship he called for in that address
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Read Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 closely, and you'll see a set of numbers that can give you pause.

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MO Statehouse
5:46 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

State expected to collect about $7.3 billion next fiscal year

A worker uses a Bobcat to clear the walkways to the Missouri State Capitol building on February 9, 2010. Agreement on the state's projected revenue was reached today. (Bill Greenblatt/UPI)

Governor Jay Nixon and the chairmen of the state House and Senate appropriations committee have come to an agreement on the amount of money available for the budget year that starts in June 2011 (FY 2012).

The projected revenue estimate is made every December, and is the figure the governor and lawmakers use to craft budget proposals.

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