Senate Appropriations Committee
The Appropriations Committee on Wednesday endorsed its plan for state spending during the fiscal year that begins July 1.
At about 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, the State of Missouri Data Center “detected repeated and unauthorized attempts” to access the server containing the information.
The revelation validates the concerns of many Republican state legislators who have warned of the “gun list” for a month.
Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, said the department has been violating state privacy laws by sharing Missourians’ personal information.
The Senate Appropriations Committee scheduled a hearing Monday before it takes up Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposed budget.
The Senate will began debate Monday on a budget freezes spending on both K-12 and higher education.
Senate Appropriations Chairman Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, said this was probably the most difficult budget year ever.
The Senate committee’s version would provide about $18 million to continue the blind benefits.
Some lawmakers said they are worried the admission price increase could force casino-goers across state lines.
Some senators said they are worried what Nixon’s proposed cuts could do to tuition costs at universities.