advertisement

Missouri House budget panel to finish work this week

Monday, March 10, 2014 | 7:01 p.m. CDT; updated 10:00 p.m. CDT, Monday, March 10, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri House budget writers are expected to complete work this week on a spending plan for the fiscal year that starts in July.

The House Budget Committee plans to meet throughout the week to consider amendments to the budget outlined by its chairman, Republican Rep. Rick Stream, of Kirkwood.

Stream's budget would provide a $122 million increase in basic aid for public school districts. Schools would get an additional $156 million funding increase only if the state meets more optimistic revenue projections cited by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

Stream's budget also provides a smaller increase than Nixon had proposed for the operating budgets of public colleges and universities.

The panel's final version of the budget will head to the House Rules Committee before moving to the floor.


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.


Comments

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.

advertisements