Missouri budget

2014 Budget
11:07 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Nixon Freezes $400 Million From State Budget

Gov. Jay Nixon has frozen $400 million from the state budget that takes effect July 1.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated at 4:55 p.m. with quotes from Gov. Nixon, Budget Dir. Luebbering, and several GOP legislative leaders.

Citing concerns that lawmakers will override his veto of an income tax bill, Governor Jay Nixon (D) announced today that he's frozen more than $400 million in spending from the state's budget for next year.

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Missouri State Budget
5:25 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Mo. Gov. Nixon Criticizes Tax Cut Bill, 8-Month DMV Funding

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon (D)
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Governor Jay Nixon (D) delivered a mixed report card Friday on the state budget and other bills passed by the Republican-controlled Missouri General Assembly this week.


While he complimented lawmakers for increasing funding for K-12 schools and higher education, he also criticized them for passing legislation that would cut state income tax rates for individuals and corporations.  He told reporters that the bill would gut state revenues by more than $800 million.

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Missouri State Budget
2:43 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends $25 Billion State Budget To Gov. Nixon

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri lawmakers have sent a nearly $25 billion budget to Governor Jay Nixon (D).

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Dept. of Revenue/Conceal Carry
1:05 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Nixon Threatens Layoffs Over 8-Month Budget For Missouri's Motor Vehicles Division

(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Governor Jay Nixon (D) is threatening to lay off state workers unless Republican lawmakers fully fund the Missouri Department of Revenue's Motor Vehicles Division for a full fiscal year.


The warning comes one day after House and Senate budget negotiators agreed to only fund the state division for eight months, as a means of pressuring state Revenue officials to stop scanning and storing source documents of driver's license applicants.  Nixon says he'll treat the 8-month appropriation as a full year's funding if GOP leaders don’t reverse themselves.

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Missouri State Budget
4:58 am
Wed May 8, 2013

House, Senate Negotiators Approve Final Version Of FY2014 Mo. Budget

Mo. House and Senate budget negotiators meet on May 7th, 2013, to approve a final version of the FY2014 state budget.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri House and Senate budget negotiators have crafted a final version of next year's state budget.


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.  It still does not include the Medicaid expansion proposed by Governor Jay Nixon (D), which disappointed committee member and State Senator Kiki Curls (D, Kansas City).

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Missouri State Budget/Medicaid
4:45 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Mo. House Rejects Senate Version Of State Budget, Defeats Another Medicaid Expansion Attempt

Mo. House of Representatives
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The Missouri House has formally rejected the Senate version of the state budget, setting the stage for final negotiations over the state’s spending plan for next year.

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Missouri State Budget/Conceal Carry
5:07 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Mo. Senate GOP Aims At Driver's Licenses, Hits Boats & Mobile Homes Instead

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri senators trying to target budget cuts at the agency that issues driver's licenses may have instead blocked funding for the registration of boats and mobile homes.


The Senate passed a budget plan late Monday that eliminates the entire $3.5 million allotment for the Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing Division.


During debate, senators said the proposed cut could halt the issuance of driver's licenses. They described it as negotiating leverage to get additional information from state officials about the data collected from driver's license applicants.

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Missouri State Budget/Conceal Carry
5:27 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Mo. Senate Passes State Budget, De-Funds DMV, And Defeats Another Medicaid Expansion Attempt

Mo. Capitol at night
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

After nearly eight hours of debate Monday, the Missouri Senate has passed next year’s state budget.

The roughly $25 billion spending plan still does not include Medicaid expansion, but not for a lack of trying by Democrats.  Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus offered up an amendment that would’ve added $890 million to the Social Services budget, enough to expand Medicaid to around 260,000 Missourians next year.

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Missouri State Budget
7:51 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Mo. House Passes State Budget, Mo. Senate Threatens To Delay DOR Budget

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri’s budget for the next fiscal year has been passed by the State House.


While Medicaid expansion has dominated most of the debate, spending hikes were approved in other areas.  There’s an extra $65 million for K-12 schools, although the increase still falls short of fully funding the state’s public school formula.  Republican Mike Lair of Livingston County chairs the Appropriations committee on Education.

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Missouri state budget
8:31 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Mo. House To Begin FY2014 State Budget Debates Tuesday

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House will begin debate Tuesday on the 13 bills that make up next year’s state budget.

The three bills that encompass the state’s Medicaid program don’t include Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) proposed expansion, although House Democrats may try to offer amendments to change that.  Budget chairman Rick Stream (R, Kirkwood) says the state should have more of a say in how Medicaid dollars are handled.

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