(From Gov. Jay Nixon)
released by the Missouri School Boards Association showed that Senate Bill 509 would reduce state support for K-12 school districts by $223 million annually, including more than $6.5 million from Springfield Public Schools, or the equivalent of 130 classroom teachers.
from the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University shows Missouri as one of only five states to receive an ‘A’ grade for its tax climate and economic diversity, and the only state among its neighbors to receive the top score in these areas.
. The data was generated using the same methodology used by education groups in assessing the impact of House Bill 253 last year.