missouri state spending caps Missouri House Endorses Limits on State Spending Increases By Associated Press • Mar 31, 2015 j. stephenconn / Flickr The Missouri House is moving forward with a measure that would limit growth in the state's spending based on increases in population and inflation. Bill would cap state spending By Marshall Griffin • Jan 18, 2012 File photo / KBIA The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that would cap state spending, based on each year’s inflation rate and population growth. The vote split almost entirely along party lines. Mo. House panel endorses spending limit proposal By Marshall Griffin & Associated Press • Jan 11, 2012 Marshall Griffin / St. Louis Public Radio A Missouri House committee has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would place caps on all state spending.