Missouri bill would post grant, budget cut information online
Monday, January 16, 2012 | 8:29 a.m. CST;
updated 10:33 a.m. CST, Monday, January 16, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators are pushing legislation that could make more information available to the public about federal grants and state budget cuts.
The legislation would require details about federal grants worth at least $1 million to be posted on the Missouri Accountability Portal, which is an online tool for tracking state expenses.
It also would require the governor to post a daily report on that website listing how much money he has withheld from state agencies and programs to help balance the budget.
The legislation is one of the first three bills on the debate agenda for the Missouri Senate. That means it could come up as soon as this week.
Financial bill is SB467.
Like what you see here? Become a member.
Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.
You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.
Leave a comment
Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines
outlined below and register with our site.
You must be logged in to comment. (Our
full comment policy is here.)
- Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
- Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or
discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
- Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will
be published with every comment.
(Read why we ask for that here.)
- Don’t solicit or promote businesses.
We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see
something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.
You must be logged in to comment.