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How To Spend 28 Billion Dollars

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Brian Ellison
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KCUR 89.3
Members of the Missouri Senate enter the House chamber before the 2018 State of the State address. The two chambers must agree on a state budget to send to the governor by mid-May.

The Missouri House has approved its budget for the 2018 fiscal year, and the ball is now in the Senate's court. It's no small thing getting all the numbers to add up to pay for transportation, K-12 and higher education, social services ... and everything else. But how does that work, especially when lawmakers don't share the vision of the governor, whose proposal is their starting place and who ultimately has to implement whatever priorities they set? Host Brian Ellison talks about the process and the results so far with Traci Gleason of the Missouri Budget Project and Rep. Kip Kendrick, the House Democratic Whip.

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Music used in this episode: Warming Evening by Nameless Dancers; Soothe by Blue Dot Sessions; and What Have I Done by Lee Rosevere.

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As a host and contributor at KCUR, I seek to create a more informed citizenry and richer community. I want to enlighten and inspire our audience by delivering the information they need with accuracy and urgency, clarifying what’s complicated and teasing out the complexities of what seems simple. I work to craft conversations that reveal realities in our midst and model civil discourse in a divided world. Follow me on Twitter @ptsbrian or email me at brian@kcur.org.