The State’s budget was completed by the House of Representatives and the Senate three days before the Constitutional deadline of Friday, May 11. I don’t believe it is possible to fund every request, but I believe this is a very good budget. The formula that determines the amount K-12 schools receive was fully funded for
As has been said many times, the lone constitutional requirement of the legislature is to annually pass a balanced budget one week before the end of the legislative session. The responsibility of managing the state’s budget, funded by your tax dollars, is significant and the constitutional mandate further reflects the wisdom of our founding fathers.
Uncle Festus Attends a Weddin’ Dear Nephew Cletus, Well, I done it again, left the holler fer the second time this year. If this keeps up yer gonna hafta call me a real jet setter. I went to mah grandson’s weddin and what a shindig it was! They does weddins different than they used to,
Encouragement for mothers! 1 Samuel 1-3 Mothers, are you looking for hope and encouragement today? You have come to the right place at the right time. We want to encourage you. We want you to have hope. The very important work you are doing is of the greatest value. You can and should have a
I will start by explaining the legislature’s action for a special session that occurred last week. This is not an impeachment proceeding. By calling the special session, it will allow the special investigative committee time to sort through all of the evidence and testimony. The committee will decide if there is reason for impeachment proceedings
Nearly 30 years ago, the citizens of Missouri amended the constitution to allow the general assembly to call itself into a special session. Missourians clearly expected this option to be used only in extraordinary circumstances because the amendment requires three-quarters of both chambers to agree in writing. This threshold is higher than that of any