A Republican battle over Missouri's budget
Missouri has a record budget surplus and this week, lawmakers will take up what is potentially its biggest plan for spending state dollars ever. So why isn’t the Republican governor’s plan sailing smoothly through the Republican-controlled legislature?
Missouri’s budget this year is poised to be its biggest ever, with a record budget surplus on hand, and some massive spending proposals from Republican Governor Mike Parson. But last week, the Republicans on the House Budget Committee revealed they have some different ideas for how to spend that money.
As we await the full House taking up the budget, KCUR's Brian Ellison spoke with KCUR’s Savannah Hawley-Bates, who covered debates last week.
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