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Lawmakers send governor final budget

May 5, 2005
By: Meghan Kloth
State Capital Bureau

The Missouri legistlature passed the budget today (Thursday), cutting 90,000 Missourians from the medicaid program.

Meghan Kloth has more from Jefferson City.

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Lawmakers sent the governor a final budget with one week left in the session.

The new budget includes cuts in medicaid benefits for more than 90,000 Missourians.

Republican lawmakers, including budget committee member Allen Icet from St. Louis County, maintained the cuts are necessary to balance the budget.

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" Difficult decisions must be made. We don't have many options, and I believe we are taking the best option available."

The budget now await Governor Matt Blunt's signature.

If signed, the budget will go into effect on July first.

From the state Capitol, I'm Meghan Kloth.

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Lawmakers send Governor Matt Blunt a budget that cuts 90,000 Missourians from the medicaid program.

Meghan Kloth has more from Jefferson City.

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After weeks of debate, legislators passed the final budget.

Under the new budget, 90,000 Missourians will be cut from the medicaid program.

Democrats argued against the large cuts for low and middle-income and disabled Missourians.

But Republicans say the cuts are needed to balance the budget.

Springfield Republican Brad Roark.

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"We are not throwing people out on the streets that are going to die, we are not throwing people out that are disabled, we are taking care of the bussiness at hand."

The budget now goes to Governor Matt Blunt's desk for a singnature.

From ste state Capitol, I'm Meghan Kloth.