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2017 Legislative session final update

Out of 1,830 bills filed, the Missouri Legislature only passed 76 pieces of legislation—including the 16 bills that make up the state budget.

MCCA priorities still in play as session draws to close

The legislative session is set to come to a close today at 6 p.m., with legislators likely working up to the very last minute.

Congress votes to restore year-round Pell

Earlier this week, the United States Congress voted to restore eligibility for year-round Pell Grants.

Senate gridlock stalls legislation

A group of approximately eight Republican Senators have joined with several Democrats in opposition of Senate leadership, bringing the Senate to a standstill.

Missouri legislature votes for smaller cut to community colleges

This week, the Missouri Legislature finalized the state budget, approving a 6.5 percent cut to community colleges across the state.

Senate approves higher cuts to community colleges

Community colleges uncover the problems with Missouri’s workforce

Tax credit debate raises the possibility of further budget cuts

With only three weeks left in the legislative session and only two to pass the state budget, tensions are rising, and the legislative process has slowed to a crawl.

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Workforce bill advances, hearing scheduled on highway signs

Yesterday workforce training bill SB 10 was voted out of committee in the House. If passed, the bill would change the financial mechanisms for Missouri’s workforce training programs to make funding for training more flexible for businesses. The most significant change is that funding for the training programs would shift away from utilizing an employer’s retained tax withholdings when funds are directly appropriated by the legislature.

Advocacy Brief - April 13, 2017

Sen. Roy Blunt receives national honor for support of community colleges

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt received the National Education Service Award from the Association of Community College Trustees at the association’s annual legislative summit in Washington, D.C. this week.