- Two men accused of selling meth to undercover cop (6/22/17)
- Police: Man grabbed wheel, tried to kill driver and himself in Jackson crash (6/23/17)
- Jackson scores high in survey of residents; better streets, Aldi are high priorities (6/20/17)4
- Cape man stabbed in head, arm after strip-club incident; skull fractured, police say (6/25/17)3
- Marble Hill mayor hires city manager without board approval (6/21/17)3
- Annual SEMO District Fair event lineup announced (6/23/17)1
- Two charged in theft of jewelry from Cape storage facility (6/23/17)1
- Oran town board fired officer before hiring him as police chief; city officials say they can't remember reason for firing (6/25/17)3
- Library provides free lunches this summer (6/19/17)
- Jackson School District giving away bricks from 'Old A' building (6/23/17)2
St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press
Gov. Bob Holden released $83 million earlier this month withheld from public schools, colleges and universities. He made the move after the federal government released money to help the state Department of Social Services pay Medicaid costs.
But Republicans argue an improved economy has generated enough new revenue for the governor to release $122 million withheld from the state's budget for education.
The governor, on the other hand, still doesn't buy the Republicans' rosy budget numbers. He's not ready to let the school money go.
That leaves St. Joseph School superintendent Dan Colgan in a precarious position. The recent release of state money gave taxpayers the impression that the district's financial problems are over. But he warned that the district must brace for possible school closures and cutbacks in services. ...
This battle is actually over whether Missouri needs a tax increase. The governor should still be able to make that argument without holding the schools hostage.