Nixon Criticizes Missouri Senate For Emergency Response Cuts

ST. CHARLES, MO (KMOX) – Even as Missouri deals with its latest flood threat, Gov. Jay Nixon is blasting the Missouri Senate for slashing millions of federal emergency response dollars from the 2014 budget.

“These dollars are essential to supporting our folks on the front line of emergency response. That’s why the federal government provides this,” he said

Nixon was in St. Charles for the annual conference of the State Emergency Management Agency. He is calling on lawmakers to restore $21 million in federal homeland security funds to next year’s budget.

“This is not political, it should not be controversial,” Nixon said. “I do not know why the senate left it out of its budget but they need to fix it.”

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