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House budget chairman asks lawmakers to cut spending in 2004

February 17, 2003
By: Elizabeth Gill
State Capital Bureau

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:

Actuality:
RunTime: :11
OutCue: "than he's proposed"
Contents: "We don't have legislation passed on anything like the gambling taxes, tobacco taxes, or any of the other taxes that the governor wants to do. The likelihood of that happening is not very high so we have to come in slightly less than he's proposed."

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:

Actuality:
RunTime: :10
OutCue: "trying to work to"
Contents: "Right now there has been no bill passed through the House that would increase revenue in any way, so those are not being considered at all. We have a certain amount that we project we are going to have, it doesn't include any tax increases and that's the number we are trying to work to."

All committee heads are given targets and have control over where to reduce spending. From the state capitol, I'm Elizabeth Gill, KMOX news.