Governor uses optimistic tone in State of State address

7 years 4 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, January 19 2011 Jan 19, 2011 Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:02:09 PM CST January 19, 2011 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Nixon's State of the State was filled with anecdotes and optimism.
He claims that with the new budget, Missouri will be able to balance the budget without raising taxes.  House Speaker Steven Tilly, is not so optimistic.

"I'm optimistic but i'm not real optimistic of where we are at right now. We are still at nine and a half percent unemployment and like lt. Governor said are families are still struggling. I think we are lagging with surrounding states in regards to unemployment and we need to do a better job," Tilly said.

Speaker Tilly says he hopes to keep education priority and wants to start reviewing the budget next week.


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