Politics
8:16 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Nixon to address 2013 budget

Administrators of Missouri universities and social services programs may soon learn whether their budgets will be cut for the upcoming year. Governor Jay Nixon plans to announce today whether he is making any reductions to the state's budget and, if so, which programs will be targeted.

Nixon already has signed bills funding public schools and the departments of health and mental health without announcing any major funding cuts.

Missouri's 2013 fiscal year begins July 1.

But questions remain about the rest of the state's 24 billion dollar operating budget because of concerns that some expenses may exceed what lawmakers appropriated. It's also unclear whether the Missouri Lottery can generate as much money as state officials have projected.

Nixon will hold a news conference at the governor's office in Jefferson City at 11 a.m.