Governor releases $1.2 million for three programs in Missouri

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 | 12:00 p.m. CDT; updated 5:21 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 3, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon is releasing $1.2 million for domestic violence shelters, crisis care services for children and Area Agencies on Aging.

Spending cuts to those programs were part of $172 million Nixon trimmed from the current budget that took effect in July. Nixon's administration said Wednesday that money for those programs was being released because state revenues have continued to improve.

The state Office of Administration reported Wednesday that state revenue was up 0.6 percent during the first month of the budget year.

Nixon released $471,000 for the state's 10 Area Agencies on Aging and $400,000 for crisis care services for children who are at risk for abuse or neglect. The governor also released $356,000 for grants to more than 70 domestic violence shelters.


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