Gov. Nixon cut funding for education and stockpiled tax revenues two years ago while committing $150 million to respond to the deadly Joplin tornado and widespread flooding.
“When this budget is tallied up, and we have an ability to examine it, you will see spending increase by almost $2 billion.”
Lawmakers passed a $25 billion budget that could force Gov. Nixon to choose between funding for developmentally disabled children or seniors
Missouri public schools and universities will be getting a funding increase under an agreement by legislative budget negotiators.
The House and Senate have each passed their own budget and now must hammer out an agreement on the spending plan that will take effect July 1.
After coping through several lean years, Missouri’s Republican leaders now are at odds over whether to save or spend an excess of money.
The mayor spoke Wednesday at a meeting of the St. Louis Police Board and proposed eliminating STL-TV.
Police report crime was down dramatically for March, but now Chief Dotson has major budget problems to deal with.
The agency found its self in deep financial trouble after the United Way announced this week it will stop funding them.
1,300 of its civilian employees will be taking 14 days of furloughs through the end of this fiscal year.