House budget chairman Carl Bearden is asking lawmakers to cut spending next fiscal year. Elizabeth Gill has the story in Jefferson City.
Bearden gave spending targets to house committees that reflect cuts to their budgets.
The House is working with a lower general revenue estimate than the Governor.
Bearden says his estimates do not include any of the Governor's proposed tax revenues:
The committee heads have been given their spending targets and have the power to decide exactly where the specific cuts comes from on their own.
From the State Capital, I'm Elizabeth Gill, KMOX news.
Date: February 17, 2003
By: Elizabeth Gill
State Capital Bureau
In a sign that fiscal problems will continue well into next year, House Budget Chairman Carl Bearden is asking lawmakers now to find places to cut in 2004. Elizabeth Gill has the story in Jefferson City:
Bearden says the House is working with a general revenue estimate that does not include any of the Governor's proposed tax increases.
He says it is unlikely the proposed gambling and tobacco taxes will pass through the legislature.
So he is not including that expected revenue in the spending targets assigned to House committees:
All committee heads are given targets and have control over where to reduce spending. From the state capitol, I'm Elizabeth Gill, KMOX news.