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2009 Revenue Stories
Newspaper Story - Federal money intended to stabilize budget has been spent on various items
Newspaper Story - With revenue collections expected to be down a billion dollars, representatives from state departments ask for level funding
Radio Story - Despite Missouri's worst budget crisis in years, two rooms full of people lined up to ask for more government money Monday.
Newspaper Story - The state employees' pension fund is not considering suing credit rating agencies
Radio Story - The Missouri House's top Republican says the FBI's questions about a bill form last year's session are unfounded
Radio Story - The Federal Government awarded Missouri $1.2 million to prepare for green jobs; which the Department of Economic Development says is indicative of Missouri's economy beginning to recover.
Radio Story - The Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS) voted to discontinue paying employee bonuses in certain circumstances.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Nixon proposed a tuition freeze that would accompany higher education funding cuts
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Revenue Department director is in no rush to get driving license fees from youngsters.
Radio Story - This fiscal year has seen nearly an 11 percent drop in general revenue.
Newspaper Story - State revenue collection has declined by almost 11 percent compared to last year
Newspaper Story - Many of Missouri's legislators have expressed concerns about expanding Medicaid in the given budget environment.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Nixon appointed David Kerr as the state's new Director of Economic Development Thursday.
Radio Story - Members of health care organizations are hesitant to predict how budget cuts will effect them
Radio Story - Bi-partisan criticism of Nixon's budget cuts say the witholdings are not deep enough.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon announced $204 million in new budget cuts which will eliminate almost 700 jobs.
Newspaper Story - Health services would suffer some of the biggest cuts under the governor's new spending plan.
Radio Story - Former superintendents around Missouri and a mother spoke both against and for open enrollment.
Newspaper Story - As tax collections drop by 10 percent compared to last year, administration officials expect more budget cuts
Newspaper Story - Sho-Me Technologies will receive $25 million in stimulus funds to lay new broadband lines, some of which will overlap existing lines.
Radio Story - The state Transportation Department has given bonuses to more than 1,000 employees, the only state agency to give bonuses at all.
Radio Story - AFSCME presented a declaration to the governor asking for more jobs.
Newspaper Story - The pension fund for state government workers seeks a government bailout.
Newspaper Story - State legislators were unable to override any of Gov. Nixon's vetoes Wednesday
Radio Story - Luebbering says the stability of Missouri's economy lies further in the future as revenue decreases
Newspaper Story - The DESE commissioner stated that Missouri will forgo the opportunity to apply for $100 million
Radio Story - In a meeting with the Joint Committee on Education, the DESE commissioner informed members that Missouri will forgo the opportunity to apply for $100 million in federal grants.
Newspaper Story - Legislative leaders expect Gov. Nixon's vetos to be sustained Wednesday
Radio Story - The state auditor says Missouri's House and Senate have used lobbyist money to buy gifts and meals for members.
Newspaper Story - A survey released by the Federal Reserve indicates a stablizing economy, except for a region that includes over half of Missouri.
Newspaper Story - The amount of revenue collected by the state in August declined by four percent compared to last year
Newspaper Story - Losses in investments from the state pension fund my add an additional $65 to $85 million to Missouri's next budget
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit by various school districts challenging state funding to public schools.
Radio Story - The state treasurer's office is making strides in giving unclaimed property back to Missourians, but there's still a long way to go.
Newspaper Story - Six fiscally conservative Senators have directed the path of spending bills in the Missouri Legislature this year
Radio Story - Missouri House passes a job creation bill in its final session.
Newspaper Story - Disagreement over caps on tax credit programs delays passage of economic development bill and prevents health care legislation.
Radio Story - The House recessed early, leaving the fate of the economic development bill and health care legislation in limbo.
Newspaper Story - Columbia legislators say bipartisan cooperation led to financial gain for the city
Radio Story - With three days left in the legislative session, Republican Senators held a closed-door meeting with the governor in an attempt to reach a compromise on Gov. Jay Nixon's job creation bill.
Newspaper Story - Senate Republicans question whether utilization of federal stimulus funds will jeopardize the state's future.
Radio Story - Governor Jay Nixon's Medicaid expansion plan was shot down by the House.
Radio Story - The Senate accepted $148 million in federal stimulus funds for higher education despite opposing pleas from conservative Republicans.
Radio Story - The state says you'll get your income tax refund, but it won't say when.
Radio Story - Conservative Senate Republicans argued to not adopt stabilization funds for higher education, but a majority vote in the Senate overruled their pleas.
Radio Story - One St. Louis lawmaker opposed a bill that would distribute federal stimulus money saying he doesn't want to get Missouri further into debt.
Newspaper Story - House Republicans reject health care bill, accuse Nixon of bribery
Radio Story - Controversy over stimulus money continued in the Missouri House Wednesday
Radio Story - House Republicans shot down a bill Wednesday that would put 35,000 Missourians back on Medicare, saying it was welfare.
Radio Story - A House Republican accused Gov. Jay Nixon's office of a major crime: bribing in return for a vote on an important bill that would put thousands of Missourians back on Medicaid.
Radio Story - The Senate passed a bill renewing the funds for everything funded this year.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House approved a proposal that would change the Missouri Constitution pending voter approval
Newspaper Story - The state's general revenue was down from last year, significantly so in some areas
Radio Story - Huge chunks of the $365 million stimulus bill were cut Tuesday, but one Senator managed to get his $2 million amendment added.
Newspaper Story - MoHELA projects to be funded with federal budget stabilization money.
Radio Story - The Missouri House passed a bill Tuesday that would change property assessors in easter counties from appointed to elected.
Radio Story - State's Top Budget Official Announces State Tax Collection's Continue To Fall.
Newspaper Story - A $700M school building construction bill is 'in trouble' after Senate filibuster
Radio Story - A bill to give 800 million to Missouri's universities came under filibuster from an amendment making the bill more expensive.
Newspaper Story - The budget czar for Missouri's governor has a diverse background
Newspaper Story - House adds tax cut to mental retardation bill, chances not good in the Senate
Radio Story - The Missouri House rejected a proposal appropriating $336 million for capital improvements.
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers not only passed a tax cut but voted to make them permanent.
Newspaper Story - Opponents of the $336 million stimulus bill said funds should be saved.
Newspaper Story - Without debate, Missouri's House restores $31 million for Columbia's Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
Newspaper Story - Columbia projects one step closer to millions in funding
Radio Story - The Missouri House perfected a bill that restores funding for Columbia's Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
Radio Story - A senate committee room was filled today with those in support of a bill that would eliminate income taxes
Radio Story - A Missouri lawmaker urges replacing the state's income tax with a higher sales tax.
Newspaper Story - Proposed bill would cap minimum wage for tipped employees in the state
Newspaper Story - Senate committee hears Rep. Chris Kelly's resolution, which would bring in money to fund higher education building projects
Newspaper Story - The House Tax Reform Committee passed $1 billion in tax cuts.
Newspaper Story - Federal funding for Ellis Fischel at stake after House dispute
Radio Story - Democrats on the House Rules Committee walked out of a vote to decide how to spend more than $1 billion in federal stimulus money.
Radio Story - Although no opposition testified against the bill, a few Senators voiced concern over a proposed constitutional amendment.
Radio Story - House budget conflicts continue, but Governor Jay Nixon says he expects progress this week.
Radio Story - Missouri House Republican leadership says they will now issue tax reductions to Missourians rather than handing out bailout money.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Republicans are proposing a $1 billion tax rebate with stimulus dollars
Radio Story - Republican representatives caucused to discuss big budget issues but details remain slim about the specific issues.
Radio Story - The state's budget director told lawmakers that tax revenues may fall more than expected, but the state will pay back the money it borrowed from reserves by the deadline.
Newspaper Story - A House Committee made strides toward killing a job-creation plan sponsored by the governor
Radio Story - The House Budget Committee stripped $100 million from the job training pushed by the governor to fund projects that would benefit legislative home districts.
Radio Story - Despite much opposition, a resolution abolishing the state income tax took one step closer to appearing on voters' ballots after it passed through the House to the Senate.
Newspaper Story - A resolution funding $700 in public university capital improvements won House approval Thursday
Newspaper Story - Supporters say Lost Creek Wind Farm would bring jobs, energy independence to Mo.
Radio Story - St. Louisans will board less-crowded METRO buses if a $20 million funding plan in front of the House Budget Committee gains lawmakers' approval.
Newspaper Story - Lone Democrat at event booed off stage
Newspaper Story - Nixon says state's incentive packages have been rejected because the Senate hasn't passed the jobs bill.
Newspaper Story - Bill moving through House which would change Mo. public defender system
Radio Story - The Missouri House votes to pass a $700 million bond amendment.
Radio Story - The Missouri House gave first-round approval to a bill abolishing the state income tax.
Radio Story - A GOP filibuster that ran into the early morning hours Thursday blocked the governor's plan for tax cuts to business for economic development.
Radio Story - Milk producers in Missouri would get tax credits in times of volatile milk pricing with a bill that passed from the House to the Senate.
Newspaper Story - After a night spent debating an economic development bill, Missouri Senate erupted in a personal argument between two Senators
Radio Story - The House Budget Committee approved nearly $100 million in federal stimulus money for state agencies to use in the next three months.
Newspaper Story - House committee passes bill to use federal stimulus money for fiscal year 2009
Radio Story - Housing Sexual Offenders is pricey in Missouri. The House Corrections Committee heard a bill Tuesday that could save taxpayers over 60 thousand dollars year.
Radio Story - The Department of Revenue says tax payers will likely see a delay in their refunds this year, maybe as long as two months after filing deadline.
Newspaper Story - State revenue shortfall will delay tax refund payments
Radio Story - While Missourians are asking for more jobs, Senate dispute could kill a bill aimed at job creation.
Radio Story - It was Republican against Republican on the Senate floor Wednesday, before perfecting a bill regarding health care.
Radio Story - Feeding Missouri families in these troubled economic times is hard enough. But what if you're called into active military duty and your pay is suddenly cut in half? Two bills hope to keep pay rates the same for those Missouri employees serving Uncle Sam.
Radio Story - Transportation and education request funds from federal stimulus grant money.
Radio Story - Veterans may not have to carry around as much change now that a bill giving free metered parking to some veterans has passed the Missouri House.
Radio Story - House Democrats blame the Senate's failure to move on an economic development bill on House Republicans.
Newspaper Story - Nixon's job creation bill stalled in Senate as the legislation takes its spring break
Radio Story - A House bill that would provide Missouri with more than $300 million in supplemental appropriations provoked little opposition in the Senate but still caused angry accusations on the Senate floor.
Radio Story - House Budget Committee Republicans and Democrats clashed over state budget cuts in a day-long marathon meeting.
Radio Story - Governor Jay Nixon expected to see a tax credit bill on his desk before legislative Spring Break, but with no vote from the Senate, Nixon will just have to wait.
Newspaper Story - House committee passes fiscal year 2010 budget bills
Radio Story - A House bill on appropriations made it through the Senate with a majority vote, but that didn't prevent bickering between two Republican senators.
Radio Story - A red light camera limit got the green light Tuesday as a last-minute amendment to a major transportation bill.
Radio Story - The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to take control of federal highway dollars away from the Transportation Department, against the objections of MoDOT's director.
Radio Story - A bill that would cut businesses' taxes and cost the state an estimated $100 million in the first year came and went during a Senate committee hearing without debate, not even from businesses.
Radio Story - 39 Million dollars in stimulus funded road construction projects was approved Wednesday.
Radio Story - Law makers heard from Missourians with limb loss about a bill that could help with the cost of their prosthetics.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House Budget chair proposes cutting the governor's proposed budget increase for the University of Missouri
Newspaper Story - A new bill introduced would increase penalties for those caught on camera running a red light to the same as being caught by a police officer
Radio Story - Missouri's Senate Commerce Committee hears a proposal to resubmit a cell-phone tax to Missouri voters.
Radio Story - Gov. Jay Nixon deposited over 223 million dollars into an account
Radio Story - Missouri's Lieutenant Governor says the state will have to turn down federal stimulus funds aimed at the unemployed.
Radio Story - A bill that would give tax breaks to smaller businesses passed from the House to the Senate with a majority vote.
Newspaper Story - Criminal sentences would be closer to reality under a proposal filed by Columbia's senator.
Radio Story - The Senate Committee looking at how to spend Missouri's stimulus package explored the state's options with a member of Governor Nixon's cabinet Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - UM System president says approach to stimulus money should be aggressive, flexible
Radio Story - Missouri's piece of the stimulus pie was the hot topic with State Senators Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - One aspect of Missouri's stimulus plan focuses on tax credits for small businesses.
Radio Story - Missouri employers are on the hook for some of the federal stimulus money Gov. Jay Nixon has accepted.
Radio Story - Missouri's unemployment rate is the highest it has been in 25 years. But new measures in the legislature would produce benefits for local small businesses.
Newspaper Story - Democratic Governor Jay Nixon asked Missouri's Senate to put a halt to their discussion about tax credit reform in order to push forward his economic development bill
Radio Story - Unlike some governors, Jay Nixon is ready to spend every dollar of federal stimulus money in Missouri.
Radio Story - There's plenty of excitement surrounding Missouri's cut of federal stimulus money, but few specifics.
Newspaper Story - Nixon promises aggressive use of federal stimulus money
Newspaper Story - A job-creation plan endorsed by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon ran into opposition from a group of Republican state senators during session Tuesday.
Radio Story - Gov. Nixon's plan to boost Missouri businesses came under harsh criticism from Senate Republicans opposed to tax breaks.
Radio Story - State Treasurer Clint Zweifel offers his plan to give small businesses around the state easier access to low interest loans.
Newspaper Story - State senators question federal stimulus stipulations over health care, education
Radio Story - Strings attached to Missouri's $4.4 billion cut of the federal stimulus package led some Republican senators to question the long-term effects of the money.
Radio Story - The Senate Appropriations committee debated a new disbursement plan for Missouri state tax credits.
Radio Story - Chairman of Senate Jobs Committee says strong opposition will kill a bill providing tax breaks for businesses.
Radio Story - Missouri's treasurer says when times get tough, it's time to get conservative with the state's investments.
Newspaper Story - The bill would remove the annual cap on the Quality Jobs Act, which is currently set at $6 million
Radio Story - The Missouri House gave first round approval for an economic development plan.
Radio Story - The state's Public Service Commission is split on the issue of AmerenUE's power plant proposal for Mid-Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Public safety officials urged the state Tuesday to find funds to finance a statewide emergency communication system.
Radio Story - A bill was heard in the Missouri House Tuesday that could put
Radio Story - In order to battle the state budget shortfall, one state legislator has introduced a bill to further tax cigarettes.
Radio Story - Officials say an upgraded public communication system could save lives.
Radio Story - The state has requested two-hundred 60 million dollars from the federal government to continue payments to unemployed Missourians.
Radio Story - House Democrat's say military families are their priority this week.
Newspaper Story - Senator's bill would complete capital improvement projects and reduce tuition
Radio Story - Missouri is experiencing the highest unemployment rates since 1984, and now the state's unemployment benefit fund is dwindling.
Newspaper Story - Only one Senator dissented with the resolution
Radio Story - House Republicans say the governor's budget is too dependent on a federal government bailout.
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Newspaper Story - Funds for higher education capital improvement projects under review by Office of Administration
Radio Story - Governor Jay Nixon sent letters to universities across the state Wednesday terminating a three-hundred million dollar program initiated by the former governor.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Select Committee met Wednesday to discuss how a proposed federal stimulus package could best be utilized
Newspaper Story - The Missouri governor's State of the State address pointed to a Missourian who went to Kansas because of lower tuition.
Radio Story - Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder attacks Governor Jay Nixon for banking on funds for the Missouri Budget that don't yet exist in the Republican response to Nixon's first ever State of the State address.
Newspaper Story - Nixon's proposed budget to rely on $800 million from federal stimulus package
Newspaper Story - State legislative leaders await balanced budget, bipartisanship cooperation in Nixon's State of the State address
Radio Story - Governor Jay Nixon makes a major higher education funding announcement less than a week his first state of the state address.
Newspaper Story - Nixon vows against 2010 higher education budget cuts
Newspaper Story - Roads and bridges could start deteriorating by next year without citizen funding
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday announced a plan to revamp how local motor vehicle and driver license offices are awarded in the state, claiming,
Newspaper Story - At Gov. Jay Nixon's first press conference aimed at highlighting the first official efforts of the Show Me Jobs initiative, his staff tried to seize the cell phones of the press, initially saying it was a security matter.
Newspaper Story - State legislature opens with higher education reform, emphasis on economic development
Newspaper Story - House leaders anticipate bipartisanship in upcoming session
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