Nixon Asks Legislature to Open Up The State Checkbook at State of the State [AUDIO]

Last night was the annual State of the State address that the Missouri Governor presents to the full meeting of both houses of the General Assembly. In this case, it is Governor Nixon’s last time to give that address as his last term nears completion. Nixon outlined his near 27.3-billion dollar spending plan which also included an 85-million dollar increase for public schools…

And that would include an addition 170-million on early childhood education…

The proposed budget would see an increase to the 3.4-billion dollars for the states public schools, however it would still fall 425-million dollars short of what’s called for in the funding formula.
Nixon also proposes spending an additional 653-million more on Medicaid, a two-percent increase in pay for state employees and 55.6-million more for colleges and universities that agree to not increase tuition…

The Republican led legislature has already started to pick over Nixon’s plan and finding things they dont’ like and will likely change. The legislature must agree on a budget and have it back on the governor’s desk by May 6th.

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