Governor Jay Nixon urged Missouri's legislature to sustain vetoes of more than 200 spending increases he says the state cannot afford.
Wrap: After days of attacking lawmakers for hundreds of millions of dollars in tax cuts, Jay Nixon turned his attention to budget increases they passed above his recommendations.
Nixon called it an eight-hundred million dollar over-budget spending plan.
|Description: "State government must live within its means. Missouri taxpayers deserve it and the Missouri Constitution requires it. Writing checks we can't cash is attempting to live beyond our means does not reflect our values or the fiscal realities that we face."|
Nixon said the money needs to be invested into schools and the higher education system, and not into earmarked programs.
Lawmakers return to the Capitol for the veto session on Wednesday.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.