Missouri’s Republican legislative leaders are hitting back against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon in a battle over state budget cuts.
The Democratic governor said his actions were necessary because the budget approved by the Republican-led Legislature was “dangerously out of balance.”
That threat is mentioned in a document being circulated as part of Illinois Democrats’ campaign to preserve a tax hike and push to update the state’s school funding formula.
“A morale-breaker” that’s how the Granite City Teacher’s Union describes the cuts being proposed
The budget cuts legislators imposed last year on the Missouri Department of Revenue likely will remain in place.
Granite City proposes over $2 million in budget cuts because of their recent deficit.
The safety of southern Illinoisans could be put at risk if congressional budget cuts force federal prosecutors to take extended furlough days, the U.S. attorney for the region said.
The National Streamflow Information Program says losing these river level monitors presents a potential threat to public safety.
The airport is one of five in Illinois that are set to lose federal funding for control towers under the across-the-board government budget cuts.
The Pentagon said Thursday that the delay will give officials time to analyze the impact of a new spending bill on planned budget cuts.