Intro: House Republicans are saying the governor's budget proposal relies too heavily on a federal government bailout. Brian Jarvis has more from Jefferson City.
House Republicans agree with Governor Jay Nixon's budget proposal because it doesn't raise taxes. But that's where the agreement ends.
House Budget Chair Allen Icet of St. Louis County says Nixon is counting on an 800 million dollar bailout from the federal government to balance the books.
And Icet calls that is "bad budgeting."
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Description: We obviously have no idea how much money we will receive because they're different plans. We obviously have no idea when the money will arrive. And we obviously have no idea on what strings if any will be attached.
In response, Democrats say it's a common practice to use federal money for ongoing programs.
From the capital, I'm Brian Jarvis, 1120 KMOX News.
Intro: In the face of Republican criticism, Democrats defend the governor's budget proposal which includes a federal government bailout. Brian Jarvis has more from the capital.
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