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2005 Lower Ed. Stories
Radio Story - Audit criticizes Department of Social Services adoption database.
Radio Story - The Fort Zumwalt school district adopted a voluntary program to drug test it's athletes
Radio Story - All public schools in Columbia are enrolling students from Hurricane Katrina
Newspaper Story - The Senate approved the final version of the school foundation formula early Thursday morning with the House following suit early that afternoon.
Newspaper Story - The House passed a proposal Wednesday morning to overhaul the school funding formula after debating for more than 10 hours
Newspaper Story - Completing its work one day early, the legislature approved a $19.2 billion budget that cuts more than 90,000 people from Medicaid while increasing funding to the foundation formula by $113 million
Radio Story - Floor debates began today over the 2006 fiscal year budget. Lawmakers spent the early afternoon discussing the elementary and secondary education budget
Newspaper Story - House won't fix school funding for seven years
Newspaper Story - Blunt's foundation formula proposal drew the support of many suburban legislators who voted against the initial proposal at the expense of rural lawmakers.
Radio Story - With a division between rural and urban representatives, a House commitee defeated proposed changes to the foundation formula.
Radio Story - The plan to revamp how Missouri schools get state money has hit a snag in the House
Newspaper Story - A House committee rejected the proposal to change the state's foundation formula on a 14-9 vote.
Radio Story - The Missouri Supreme Court reverses a St. Louis school counselor's misconduct charges.
Radio Story - The popularity of online gambling is grabbing money from the Missouri Lottery.
Radio Story - The Missouri Lottery will cut their contribution to public schools by 15 million dollars.
Radio Story - The house version of the state budget adds $170 million to education, while cutting $370 for social services.
Newspaper Story - A Senate filibuster stopped a bill to allow motorcyclists to choose to wear helmets while the House gave final approval to the state budget.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate has passed a new formula to fund public schools.
Newspaper Story - Debating until nearly midnight, the Senate approved a new school foundation formula with a price tag of more than $650 million, if fully-funded.
Radio Story - The formula would base funding on how much the most successful school districts spend per pupil.
Newspaper Story - With only five weeks until it is due, the first draft of the state budget includes cuts to social services and increases to K-12 education.
Radio Story - The Republicans proposed a budget that increases K-12 spending while cutting money to social services
Radio Story - A House subcommittee has modified Blunt's cuts to Medicaid.
Newspaper Story - The Senate-House joint committee passed its version of a new school foundation formula
Radio Story - In an effort to squeeze more money from the Missouri government, Governor Matt Blunt has formed a commission to reduce state bureaucracy. Blunt has asked a group of Missouri business leaders, citizens, former state employees and the Lieutenant Governor to review how state agencies are organized. Blunt says the commission could recommend cutting state services, consolidating agencies, and eliminating positions.
Newspaper Story - A joint Senate-House committee expected to vote on a proposal to fix the foundation formula delayed the vote by at least a week
Newspaper Story - A joint Senate-House committee expected to vote on a proposed fix to the formula used to distribute state money to local schools delayed the vote until next week.
Radio Story - The new formula would give public schools money based on the cost of educating students.
Newspaper Story - A joint Senate-House committee expected to vote on a fix to the formula used to distribute state money delayed the vote until next week.
Radio Story - In St. Louis, St. Charles and Jackson County, certified preschool teachers' salaries are on the rise.
Radio Story - Three senators are proposing a constitutional amendment to prevent school districts from suing the state.
Newspaper Story - Three Republican senators proposed a constitutional amendment to prohibit the courts from considering cases involving state appropriations.
Radio Story - The Kansas Board of Education wants evolution is be taught as a theory, not a fact. A similar bill has been proposed in the Missouri legislature.
Newspaper Story - Supporters signed petitions and testified in hopes of saving the program
Radio Story - Saint Louis County Senator Rachel Storch says House Education Committee Chair Jane Cunningham used her position to fundraise for Republican Candidates, raising money from a school voucher advocacy organization.
Radio Story - The Missouri House has a new committee on education funding. The group is made of lawmakers, former educators, and school superindendents. The committee is expected to rewrite a formula that allocates money to Missouri public schools.
Radio Story - A House Special Committee has been appointed to examine the current formula for distributing public education money
Newspaper Story - House creates second committee to fix Foundation formula. Democratic leaders have argued that there are too many committees working on the issue now.
Radio Story - A new bill aims to stop teachers from spanking children.
Radio Story - Legislative goals and the upcoming budget are on the agenda for tonight's State of the State address.
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