Low Revenues Force Missouri To Look For New Budget Cuts

Columbia Tribune – Lower than expected revenues could force the State of Missouri to withhold funding for some state programs budgeted by the General Assembly earlier this year. Initial targets for the withholdings could be education and Medicaid, since these programs are primarily funded from general revenues. Lawmakers earlier agreed to set aside $100 million for Medicaid programs if needed, although that money is not immediately available.

According to the Columbia Tribune, House Budget Committee Chairman Scott Fitzpatrick (R- Shell Knob) is encouraging Governor Grietens to make sure that the $100 million set aside for Medicaid stays in the budget.

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