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0w does Missouta compare with others August 2 I, 2003-- 15B Need business cards? Brochures?  Case [gubl * ine, ldeal, t?002, 0u, you're wondering how Missouri com- spending with other states, a source Published as a supplement to Governing can supply some of the answers. A deal of this report is taken from statistics a year when many states, including would show poorer statistics than " tYear. In reading the report, it has reference ptistics that are as recent as June 2003. . [Care the results of research done by the zine's staff: ia- Economic Development SSOuri ranks 27th highest in personal me per capita, 18th highest in personal e, while Missouri's gross state product : |capita ranks 28th. Missouri's unemploy- t rate is listed at 4 8, which is 32nd lowest ng states. Oregon has the highest unem- [ .6go.nt rate 150th Dist. Rep. Frank Barnitz Uri'S 2- Illabor D00 [S 00-k00ks __ best. , pot ; |t,20c ge in klin,| 50th in percentage change in employ- 2002-2003, and is 31st in percentage personal income from 1999-2002. enue from fees, charges, and interest. In total spending, Missouri is near the bot- tom, ranking 46th per capita. In state and local debt, Missouri is 35th among states. Management In 2003, Missouri was listed as having 93,600 state government employees. In state employees per 10,000 population, Missouri ranks 40th. In 1998, Missouri had 103,300 state employ- ees, dropping 9.4% to 2003. That change ranks Missouri 49th. California had the largest drop off in state employees, for example going from 476,600 to 409,600. Missouri, in 2003, was listed as having 274,00 local government employees, ranking the state 28th. In 1998, Missouri had 260,500 local employ- ees. That represents an increase of 5.2%, rank- ing Missouri 42nd. The largest increase occurred in Nevada, with a 26.2% rise of local employees. Missouri ranks 49th in state employee aver- age salary. Missouri's state average is $32,378. In state and local employees salaries combined, Missouri is 37th ($31,921). Missouri ranks 12th in public pension plans (state pensions as% benefits paid). Public Safety In state and local dollars spent, Missouri is Education Spending 24th in fire protection spending per capita.  total spending for education, Missouri In police protection spending, Missouri is ; [10th . 33rd combining state and local dollars. Ouri is 40th in spending for higher edu- Adding state and local dollars, Missouri ranks 38th per capita for corrections. |" Pending for K-12, Missouri places 32nd. In 2002, Missouri had 30,034 state prisoners, rc r pupil spending in Missouri is $6,639, ranking 13th. That's an increase of 6.6% from ,o .g Missouri 35th. 2001-2002. ss;;;t average teacher salary is $37,904, Missouri is listed as having 531 prisoners per 100,000 population. That incarceration liasouri is 39th lowest in pupil-teacher rate puts Missouri 9th. Public Works {$  With an average of 13.7 students per gr, COmpared with Utah, ranked first, with Missouri is 24th in highway per capita rerage of 21.1 students per teacher. [ Environmental Spending Per capita rank, Missouri spends less Yon the environment than any other /f $,[' SPending $958 million from combined .and state revenue. Souri has 6,880,198 tons of solid was zz' ar. Of that, 53% goes to a landfill, 25 is pons [ered or recycled, and 22% is exported to , r States.  .0 Missouri cities are listed on the "air up ty chart. St. Louis ranks 16th worst son-  the major U S metronolitan areas for a " " " oh,  llty, while Kansas City is 46th. Fifty-one ,r YPlitan areas were listed The chart takes CCount the proportion of days in which 3 aWas the pollutant that drove the air qual- _,gex above 100 in 2000 St. Louis averaged ad 41st in personal income, making ri among the lowest taxed states in the tates. 8, al" Suri ranks [!%alities." 28th in federal aid to "states spending when combining state and local dol- lars. St. Louis' Lambert Field ranks 13th in air- port traffic among 50 airports nationwide while Kansas City's International Airport is 36th in airport traffm. Using state and local tax figures, Missouri is 27th among the states in parks and recreation spending. Missouri ranks 37th in per capita spending, state and local, on housing. According to the report, Missouri spends $301 million dollars of state and local tax revenue on housing. The state's share is 22.5% of that figure. Surprisingly, Alaska ranks first in per capita spending on housing, while Idaho is last. Welfare Spending Missouri is 31st among states in total wel- fare spending. According to the report, there are 201 wel- fare recipients per 10,000 residents, placing Missouri llth. Since 2000-2002 statistics, Missouri has dropped 9.2% from their case- loads, ranking Missouri 23rd in the percentage of caseloads changed. Missouri is near the middle in state and local per capita spending for health and hospi- tals, ranking 23rd. Rolla H Cycles, Inc. onda of Missouri Oba Highway 63 South- Rolla, MO Open: Tue-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-4 www.hondaofmo.com In total revenue, federal aid Missouri ranks 36th in the percentage of [ts for 17 8% (state and local) rankina health uninsured within the state. a tlri " ' tit) . 17th. If you would like to speak to me about any , aSOuri ranks 37th in total tax rev nun legislation or issue, I would appreciate hearing e e _er , 27th in ....... 1 i ..... tax re ....... from you Please contact me at my Jefferson #,p . v ....................... , . 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We would like to say "Thank You" to the sponsors of Three Rivers Publishing's Newspaper In Education Three Rivers Program. Publishing, Inc. $'250 - Partner in Education Georgia Pacific $100 - Classroom Sponsor Steelville Drug San-Val Meek's Knights of Columbus Mace's Supermarkets $85 Cuba Veterinary Clinic $25 - Individual Student Sponsor Wal-Mart $20 Gary Mace * Dona Bouse Sandra Farris Kellie Reed Troy Foster Three Rivers Publishing's Newspaper in Education program provides stu- dents in Cuba, Bourbon and Steelville with more than 1,500 copies of the Cuba Free Press and Steelville Star weekly, for use in their classrooms. The generous donations of these sponsors help make the program possible. Donations, which can be tax deductible, are still needed for this year's program. If you would like to help support Three Rivers Publishing's Newspaper in Education program, contact Newspaper in Education Coordinator, Christy Hahn at 573-885-7460. cfp 8/21