Clark Mountain Musings

Monday, January 09, 2006

Missouri State Budget in good shape

When Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt delivers his state of the state speech Wednesday, Northwest Missouri lawmakers will finally get a sense of the direction the state budget is headed.The governor, along with House and Senate budget leaders, announced a state revenue estimate last week that predicts 4.9 percent growth this year, and 4.5 percent growth next year. That means lawmakers would have an estimated $7.358 billion of general revenue, the most discretionary portion of the total budget, to divvy up for fiscal year 2007.

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