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Holden accepts part of Republican budget plan

February 10, 2003
By: Elizabeth Gill
State Capital Bureau
Democrats and Republicans move a little closer on the budget shortfall, but still disagree on one hundred and sixty two million dollars. Elizabeth Gill has the story in Jefferson City:
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Holden agreed with some parts of the republicans' budget plan, like more withholdings of state agency programs.

But he says overall the republican proposal would leave him with a negative budget at the end of this fiscal year.

Holden says if republicans don't agree to use more from the tobacco settlement fund this year, the cuts will come from education.

Actuality: (holdenebg4) "Their proposal does not secure enough money to cover the shortfall, and unfortunately their plan for covering the remainder of the shortfall does not work."
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House speaker Catherine Hanaway says if all the tobacco money is used this year, there would be nothing to fill next year's budget shortfall. From the state capital, I'm Elizabeth Gill.


The Governor accepted half of the republicans' plan for dealing with the budget shortfall, but leaves one hundred sixty two million dollars in dispute. Elizabeth Gill has the story in Jefferson City:


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Hanaway says the republican plan balances this year's budget, spares education, but saves some tobacco money for next year's budget shortfall.

The Governor says the republican plan doesn't work.

Hanaway says negotiations are still on, but that the ball is in the Governor's court:

Story: (hanabudg1) "We know he doesn't think that our proposal is acceptable, he hasn't really come forward with one that he believes is, and we stand by what we have offered to him."
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Holden says if republicans don't agree to use more of the tobacco settlement this year, the cuts will come from education. From the state capital, I'm Elizabeth Gill.