Governor Expected to Outline More Budget Cuts

6 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, January 17 2012 Jan 17, 2012 Tuesday, January 17, 2012 1:20:46 PM CST January 17, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to propose more cuts to government services as he outlines a budget during his State of the State address.

Nixon is to deliver his annual speech at 7 p.m. Tuesday to a joint session of the House and Senate. It will be Nixon's last such speech before he is up for re-election later this year.

The Democratic governor has previewed his remarks by emphasizing job-training proposals while traveling around the state. But much of the intrigue centers on how Nixon will balance a 2013 budget with an estimated gap of $500 million between projected expenses and revenues.

Public school officials are hoping they can avoid the cuts that are expected to hit nearly every state agency.

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