The House Budget Committee has quickly wrapped up work on Missouri’s state budget for Fiscal Year 2012.
The process of voting 13 budget bills out of committee is often raucous and can take several days to do. This year, it only took an hour, with each budget bill passing overwhelmingly.
Republican leaders in the Missouri House are calling on Governor Jay Nixon (D) to release more funding for school buses.
The challenge follows Thursday’s news that state revenue collections are up by more than six percent since July of last year.
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