Nixon announces $300 million in budget cuts

Thursday, June 17, 2010 | 3:51 p.m. CDT; updated 8:42 a.m. CDT, Friday, June 18, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri  Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday about $300 million of budget savings in the state's general revenue, including $280 million of program cuts. The cuts were made to a more than $23 billion operating budget that takes effect July 1.

Here is a look at Nixon's budget cuts from the operating budgets:   


Statewide Expense and Equipment: $3 million

Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan: $10 million of $260.5 million

Post Employment Benefits: $5 million of $5 million

School Transportation: $70 million of $152.8 million

Critical Needs-Professional Development: $6.4 million of $6.4 million

Virtual Schools: $300,000 of $700,000

Character Education Initiative: $100,000 of $100,000

Coordinating Board for Higher Education: $200,000 of $1.1 million

Access Missouri Scholarship: $50 million of $82.8 million

Bright Flight Scholarship: $4.1 million of $16.4 million

Other Scholarship Programs: $100,000 of $1.1 million

University of Missouri Programs $7.1 million of $31.2 million

Department of Revenue Staff: $500,000 of $10.2 million

Transit: $6 million of $6 million

Office of Administration Staff: $2 million

Office of Child Advocate: $100,000 of $300,000

Biodiesel Subsidy: $1.5 million of $13.4 million

Other Agriculture Programs: $200,000 of $300,000

Commission on Human Rights: $100,000 of $1.6 million

Mental Health St. Patrick Center Program: $100,000 of $300,000

Department of Mental Health Facilities: $3.6 million of $214 million

Mental Health Regional Offices: $600,000 of $13 million

Department of Mental Health Transition: $2.4 million of $60.2 million

Capitol Project Fund Switch: $14 million of $18 million

Primary Care Resource Initiative Program: $1.3 million of $2 million

School Health Grants: $4.8 million of $4.8 million

Department of Health and Senior Services Programs: $3.7 million of $21 million

Department of Health and Senior Services Staff: $500,000 of $7.8 million

Department of Social Services Staff: $1.2 million of $22.5 million

Department of Social Services Programs: $2.2 million of  $11.1 million

Chronic Care Improvement Program Contract: $7.8 million of $9.3 million

Managed Care: $5 million of $378.4 million

Division of Youth Services Medicaid Claiming: $10 million

Federally Qualified Health Center Grants: $800,000 of $7.8 million

Medicaid Prover Rates: $14 million

Temporary Assistance for Need Families Funds: $10 million

Secretary of State Investor Education Fund: $700,000

Judiciary: $5 million of $195 million

Public Defender: $300,000 of $34.7 million

Delay Tax Credits: $47 million



Administrative Law Judges (Line-Item Veto): $300,000 of $7.9 million

Pfizer Training Dollars: $500,000 of $500,000

Department of Natural Resources Air Program: $600,000 of $2.4 million

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