Trying to make up $2.7 billion, Gov. Pat Quinn says his job is to tell lawmakers not what they want to hear, but what they need to hear.
The state’s financial situation is so dire that any recovery plan that’s the least bit realistic will be unpleasant.
The problem the legislature plans to address is that the current statute doesn’t include how to deal with a lack of significant funding increases
“We are at a point in this state, in order to literally survive financially and get our heads above water.”
St. Louis County Council Chairman Steve Stenger says it looks to him like “Dooley is grasping at straws to get his tax increase passed.”
Missouri smokers may have to shell out 81 cents more per pack.
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