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GOP leaders tout successes in legislative session as spring break arrives

GOP leaders tout successes in legislative session as spring break arrives

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers wrapped up several items before packing up and heading home from the State Capitol Thursday, anxiously waiting for the chance to recharge before returning for the final stretch of the legislative session. Republicans famously rolled right-to-work outs the first bill to move through both chambers, which Gov. Eric Greitens

House Budget Committee (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

House Budget hearing intensifies as lawmakers question use of Capitol improvement bonds to fund security upgrades

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tension grew in the House Budget Committee Tuesday afternoon when lawmakers’ questioned the Office of Administration’s budget noted Capitol improvement bonds were used to pay for the new security upgrades inside the Missouri State Capitol. Members of the committee balked at the thought that some of the $40 million in bonds approved

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Nixon restricts further $51 million in spending

Cuts exceed total of over $200 million for the year JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Wednesday that he would withhold another $51 million in cash for the current fiscal year, despite already cutting $115 million in July and $45 million in September. The governor stated that while revenues from personal income and sales