|Intro:||Despite Missouri's worst budget crisis in years, two rooms full of people lined up Monday to ask for more government money.|
Wrap: Dozens of people pleaded with the Senate Appropriations Committee not to cut their programs' budgets.
But this year's state revenue is expected to fall by $1 billion.
Senator Tim Green, a Democrat from St. Louis County, told a University of Missouri spokesperson the money has to come from somewhere.
|Description: "You, as well as everyone else, is coming up, 'Please don't cut anymore.' So, I'm just gonna start asking people, well, if we don't cut you, where can we cut?"|
Green says no one wants to give up their own programs.
Lawmakers expect even more people to testify Tuesday in an all-day session.
From the State Capitol, I'm Theo Keith, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.