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The House passed a $5 billion budget Tuedsay that they say does what the Governor wants without raising taxes.

May 4, 2004
By: Almitra Smith
State Capital Bureau
Links: HB1002

The House passed a five billion dollar budget for lower education.

But, House Democratic leadership says it's not enough.

Almitra Smith has more from the state Capitol.

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Republicans say the bill does what the governor wanted.

Democratic floor leader Rick Johnson says the governor's concerns aren't the issue.

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Contents: "I suggest and I submit that we don't rely, in this body, on the governor or any member of the executive branch when we try to determine what is proper education... I don't think the governor recommended enough for education. I disagree with the Governor on that, and will continue to do so.

House Budget Chairman Carl Bearden says the budget includes a one-hundred-forty million dollar increase without the tax increases proposed by the governor.

From the state Capitol, I'm Almitra Smith.

Date:05/04/04

By: Almitra Smith

State Capital Bureau

House Republicans passed an education budget today (Tuesday) that they say does what the Governor wants without raising taxes.

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Even though the budget proposal goes beyond the amount Democratic governor Bob Holden recommended, some Democratic lawmakers say it isn't enough money for Missouri schools.

But, House Budget Chairman Carl Bearden says they are just playing politics.

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Contents: "Eight hundred thousand students in this state will benefit from this bill. We ought to vote for it. There are reasons to vote against it. If you want to be political, if you want to play politics, if you want to play the game, vote against it."

The bill passed the House one-hundred-and-one to thirtynine. It must gain approval from the Senate before going to the Governor.

From the state Capitol, I'm Almitra Smith.