Tag: budget

COVID-19: the financial implications for UCM

The University of Central Missouri wisely decided to close the school in March, but it may also bring a financial toll in the next few months and coming years.  “We often hear this time described as ‘unprecedented,’” UCM President Roger Best said. “It is true that none of us have ever experienced a moment such… Read more »

Elimination of Campus Photography Services

Effective immediately, the Office of University Relations will no longer provide photography services for the campus. As the result of department reorganization and future alignment of targeted marketing priorities, University Relations will generally limit photography services to presidential events, according to a news release by University Relations. Recently, seven other staff jobs have also been… Read more »

UCM cuts seven staff jobs due to budget

Last week, seven staff jobs were eliminated at the University of Central Missouri. The cuts were part of UCM’s focus on operating with more economic efficiency following the 2017 budget reductions, according to a university spokesman. All seven individuals whose positions have been eliminated have been notified. However, the names of the staff members who… Read more »

Mo. House backs measure on budget-cutting powers

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri House has given initial approval to a proposed constitutional amendment granting lawmakers a say in the governor’s budget-cutting decisions. The measure endorsed by voice vote Tuesday grew out of legislators’ frustration with Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to block expenditures for some items included by lawmakers in the state… Read more »

Mo. House won’t follow Nixon’s budget plan

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led House is starting its budget-writing process from scratch, scrapping the recommendations of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. House Budget Committee Chairman Rick Stream said Thursday that he won’t use Nixon’s budget plan as the starting point for legislation, because he believes it spends at least… Read more »

Panel OKs proposal over Nixon’s budget power

By CHRIS BLANK (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri lawmakers moved forward Tuesday with a constitutional amendment that would allow the Legislature to block spending cuts enacted by the governor. The proposal comes amid frustration in the Republican-controlled Legislature over cuts enacted by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, including his freezing of several hundred million dollars… Read more »

Panel mulls proposal over Nixon’s budget power

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri House committee is considering legislation to curb the governor’s budget power. A constitutional amendment proposed by House Republican Todd Richardson would let the Legislature override budget cuts enacted by the governor with a two-thirds vote. Currently, the governor can control the rate at which appropriations are spent and… Read more »

Mo. governor, lawmakers will differ over budget

BY DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon says he is optimistic. Missouri legislative leaders say they are realistic. For the first time in a decade, Missouri’s top officials can’t agree on how much money will be available for the state budget. The disagreement is expected to lead to instant disapproval… Read more »

Blunt: No winners in federal budget dispute

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt said Thursday there were no winners in a dispute that led to the 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government. Blunt was the lone Republican in Missouri’s congressional delegation to vote Wednesday for compromise legislation ending the shutdown and avoiding a debt default. He said the… Read more »