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Holden blames Republicans for insufficient budget

November 17, 2003
By: Ann M. Hynek
State Capital Bureau

Governor Holden accuses Republicans of misleading Missourians about the budget. Ann Hynek has the story.

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Governor Holden says that as governor, it's his job to keep the budget balanced.

And he says that he can't provide more funding for education if there is no money.

Holden charges that the Republicans are misleading the public for political reasons.

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Contents: Holden says that Hanaway's contention that he would purposely withold available money to education is wrong and defies logic.

Holden says that the Republicans cut education to a level three-hundred-forty million dollars less than he recommended.

From the state Capitol, I'm Ann Hynek.Date: November 17, 2003

By: Ann M. Hynek

State Capital Bureau

Governor Holden attacks Republicans for what he calls lying to the public. Ann Hynek has the story.

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Holden says that he did not puposely withold money from education.

He charges that taxes were not good enough to support financial demand.

Holden blames the witholding on the legislature's inability to balance the budget.

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Contents: Holden says it is ludicrous to suggest that there is more money available for education that he would not release.

Holden says he is ashamed that the leaders of the House have failed to come up with a resolution.

From the state Capitol, I'm Ann Hynek.Date: November 17, 2003

By: Ann M. Hynek

State Capital Bureau

Governor Holden attacks Republicans for their dishonesty about the budget.

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Governor Holden charges the legislature is to blame for education's lack of funding.

And Holden says he is ashamed by House leaders' dishonest approach.

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Contents: Holden says that either Catherine Hanaway has forgotten or she has chosen to ignore that the money has already been used by the General Assembly.

Governor Holden says he has given the legislature two chances to fix the problem with the budget in the special sessions.

Holden charges that they have failed both times.

From the state Capitol, I'm Ann Hynek.