UM Legislative Update

UM Legislative Update


Legislators override 10 vetoes, sustain veto of tax cut bill

Legislators override 10 vetoes

After Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a record 29 bills and portions of three additional appropriations bills, the stage was set for a lot of activity during the annual Veto Session held Wednesday, September 11, in Jefferson City. read more »

Governor releases funding restrictions

Jay Nixon talking to people

Governor Jay Nixon announced on September 12 that he would release $215 million of the funds he restricted for the current fiscal year. The expenditure restrictions were imposed due to a planned veto override attempt on HB 253, which reduced various taxes. read more »

Board approves university budget request

UM board of curatores talking

At its July 19 meeting, the University of Missouri Board of Curators approved the state appropriations request for fiscal year 2015. Included in this year’s request is $434.6 million for core operations and performance. Contained within this amount is $407.5 million for the University’s operating budget, $2 million for the UMKC and Missouri State University joint pharmacy program, $340,000 for the Missouri Federal and State Technology Partnership Program, $10 million for the MU School of Medicine partnership with CoxHealth and Mercy health systems in Springfield, and $14.8 million for performance funding based on the Department of Higher Education’s metrics. read more »

Senate committee visits UMSL

Senate committee visits UMSL

The Senate Interim Committee on Capital Improvement Assessment and Planning, chaired by Sen. David Pearce (R-Warrensburg), held a hearing at the University of Missouri – St. Louis on August 26. The committee was created to study capital needs across the state, including those in parks, mental health facilities, state buildings, and higher education facilities. Other attendees included Senators Tom Dempsey (R-St. Charles), Mike Parson (R-Bolivar), Kiki Curls (D-Kansas City), and Joe Keaveny (D-St. Louis). read more »

Legislators tour MU as part of MOBIO statewide event

Legislators tour MU

Several state legislators participated in a tour of the University of Missouri July 16 during the annual MOBIO benchmarking tour of the state. Twelve senators and representatives spent the day in Columbia touring the MU Research Reactor, University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics and the School of Medicine, and the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. read more »

Extension thanks Rep. Reiboldt for his support on districting legislation

Extension thanks Rep. Reiboldt

Beginning in August and continuing through September and early October, MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) is hosting field days at MU’s agriculture research stations across the state. read more »