Friday, May 06, 2011

Lawmakers Deliver FY 2012 Budget to Governor Before Constitutional Deadline

JEFFERSON CITY - Lawmakers deliver the state’s FY 2012 operating budget to the governor one day ahead of schedule. The $23.2 billion state spending plan includes funding for Missouri’s vital departments and services that help run the state. In addition, members of the Senate and House make history with a veto override on legislation that creates a new district map for members of U.S. Congress.

Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget

Friday, May 6, was the General Assembly’s deadline to deliver to the governor a budget that funds the major departments and programs for the state. Senate Appropriations Chair Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, handled the budget bills in the Senate. After much negotiation in the budget conference committee, which was made up of five members of the Senate and five members of the House, lawmakers in both chambers were able to pass the Fiscal Year 2012 budget one day ahead of schedule.

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