Improving State's Budget Top Priority for 2011 Session
JEFFERSON CITY - Newly sworn in President Pro Tem Senator Rob Mayer gave a speech to the senate discussion what's on the top of the agenda for the 2011 session. He says improving the state's budget is the most important, yet most difficult, task for the session. The senate will do this is three ways.
First, by creating more jobs in Missouri through capping the franchise tax, workers compensation reform, employment law reform, and making Missouri a "right to work" state. Second, Senator Mayer says the senate will work to maintain K-12 school funding at the same level as last year. They will also work to make higher education more affordable and available to Missouri students. Finally, the senator says the senate will work to reduce the size and scope of state government so taxpayers can afford to sustain it.