NewsBook: Missouri Government News for Week of May 5, 2003
|.||Republican lawmakers say despite cuts, safety net for neediest preserved (05/09/03)|
Hours before their 6pm Friday deadline, Missouri's legislature passed a budget that makes deep cuts in the budget proposed by Gov. Bob Holden. In contrast to Holden's budget, the legislative version does not require significant tax increases to be balanced.
Holden, who two weeks earlier had vowed to veto the Senate's version of the budget, said he did not know what he would do with the budget -- that his staff was still reviewing the details.
|.||Republicans define agenda for closing week of session (05/09/03)|
Lawmakers return Monday for a five-day marathon, which ends with the close of the session at 6 p.m. Friday.
|.||Education budgets finalized; Holden steps down from veto vow (05/08/03)|
The state's colleges and universities will also lose $54 million from their budgets next year under the higher education budget approved by both chambers. The cuts take funding back to the level the schools received in 1997.
|.||First female Muslim legislator seeks improving her community (05/08/03)|
|.||Time running out for welfare recipients (05/08/03)|
|.||Some children's residential care facilities exempted from licensing (05/08/03)|
|.||Black senators accuse white Republican leaders of being discriminatory (05/08/03)|
|.||Conference committee budget to go to House floor Thursday (05/07/03)|
The plan requires $150 million in additional revenue to be in balance.
|.||Legislators seek shelter, but don't stop business (05/06/03)|
Budget and legislation compromises continued from the garage and basement.
|.||Four colleges in Republican Senate Districts would get higher percentage of state funding, while UM would lose (05/05/03)|
|.||Concealed carry bill sent to the governor's desk (05/05/03)|
The House granted final approval Monday to legislation that would allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons.