Missouri Senate approves bill to allow cuts within fiscal years

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | 9:29 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri counties could be allowed to scale back their spending in the middle of a fiscal year, under a measure moving through the state legislature.

The bill would let counties cut their budgets up to two times in a fiscal year if revenue fell by at least 2 percent. The public would have to be notified of possible cuts at least 30 days in advance.

The measure has been approved the Senate. It's now in a House committee.

Sponsoring Sen. Bill Stouffer, R-Napton, said the legislation could help counties that are struggling in a down economy. The measure's provisions would expire in July 2015.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

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.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.