Line item vetoes are on the horizon in the Missouri Legislature’s state budget proposal.
Governor Mike Parson says he’s still thumbing through the 49-billion-dollar plan but he’s getting his veto pen ready…
“There’s a lot of special interest type issues that are in there,” says Parson. “There’s a lot of vendor issues in there, so there are definitely going to be some changes. Things won’t make it across the finish line.”
The proposal would designate 2.8-billion-dollars to widen I-70 to at least three lanes in both directions from the St. Louis to Kansas City areas.
It would also dole out 3.6-billion in state aid to schools as well as boost pay for workers caring for the developmentally disabled.