​LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY NEWS

THE LATEST FROM THE CAPITOL
 
The House Budget Committee will have it's annual marathon hearing today (March 3) where all budget bills are open for amendments. Currently they have a $0 increase for core higher education budgets and we are looking to change that. There could also be amendments for the MSU/MU cooperative medical school expansion, grant and scholarship programs, and various other smaller items.
 
Most other committee hearings have been cancelled today out of respect for Auditor Schweich and to allow members to attend his services.
 
 
FISCAL NOTE OVERVIEW
 
Click here to access the slides from the recent COPHE webinar on the fiscal note process.
 
 
 
 

UPCOMING HEARINGS

3 MAR

8:00 am - House Higher Education - cancelled

3 MAR

3:00 pm - House Budget, mark-up

3:00 pm - Senate Education, SB 299

4 MAR

8:00 am - House Select Comm on Education - HB 104

5 MAR

IMPORTANT DATES

Martin Luther King Holiday, no session.

19 JAN

 

The Governor's State of the State address and release of his budget recommendations for FY 2016.

21 JAN

 

Last day to introduce Senate bills.

26 FEB

 

Spring break begins upon adjournment.

19 MAR

 

Spring break ends - both chambers reconvene at 4 pm.

30 MAR

 

Easter break - no session.

Easter break ends - both chambers reconvene at 4 pm.

Appropriation bills must be Truly Agreed and Finally Passed.

Session ends at 6 pm.

6 APR 

 

7 APR

 

8 MAY

 

15 MAY

 

ADDING TO THE STATE'S BOTTOM LINE
 
The Council on Public Higher Education (COPHE) has issued a publication that explains how investing in Missouri’s public universities creates opportunities and adds value to the state:
  • Public universities develop the advanced workforce of the 21st century.

  • Public universities “teach the teachers.” Our graduates are educating the state’s next generation of leaders, from preschool through doctoral programs.

  • Public universities fuel the economic engine of Missouri every day of every year.

  • Public universities improve the quality of life in Missouri by providing public benefits, as well as personal benefits.

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