Missouri lawmakers hearing public testimony on budget
Monday, December 7, 2009 | 8:39 a.m. CST;
updated 10:15 a.m. CST, Tuesday, December 8, 2009
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers begin laying the groundwork this week for what's expected to be a difficult budget process.
Senate Appropriations Committee is to hear public testimony Monday and
Tuesday on spending for education, public safety, social services and
various other government programs.
The House appropriations committee for economic development issues meets Wednesday.
committees typically start hearing pleas for spending before their
session officially begins in early January. Gov. Jay Nixon is to
outline his budget proposals later in January.
They will be working on a budget to take effect July 1.
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