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Nixon and Ridder

A day after proposing $278 million for K-12 classrooms during his State of the State address, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon worked to build support for his proposal before students and teachers in Springfield. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.


Increased spending on education and another call to expand Medicaid highlighted Governor Jay Nixon’s State of the State Address before the Missouri General Assembly Tuesday night. Marshall Griffin has more.

Dana Carroll

Officials have unveiled a 10-year strategic plan to improve the lives of Springfield-area children through enhanced parental guidance and better access to resources. KSMU's Scott Harvey reports.

Cindy Stephens speaks with Nancy Berlin, director of development for the Ozarks YMCA, and Kathlene O’Dell from the Springfield-Greene County Library District about the Community Focus Report.  

Missourians to End Poverty

 A week before Governor Jay Nixon gives his State of the State address, a coalition that analyzes poverty has released its own report called "State of the State: Poverty in Missouri."   The Missourians to End Poverty Coalition is urging lawmakers to address the rising poverty rates and what the coalition says are outdated policies. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has the story.


When it comes to asking for money, it’s about matching the interest of a donor to that of a program or proposal, says Clif Smart, president of Missouri State University.

"Wulf," a local veteran impacterd by the growing rate of poverty in Springfield.

The City of Springfield plans to soon make real strides in the local war on poverty, starting with a multi-pronged assault through a new city-commission and a collaborative of the Community Partnership of the Ozarks. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has more.


The more than $47 million recovered last year by Attorney General Chris Koster's Medicaid Fraud Unit equals that of about an average year, as St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon’s Rachel Lippmann reports.

Field Guide 2030

After almost three years of planning, Springfield’s City Council on Monday approved the city’s strategic plan for the next two decades. As KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, the Field Guide 2030 outlines Springfield’s major goals over 13 chapters.