Greitens will unveil Missouri budget plan next week

Gov. Eric Greitens will announce his budget plan next week, potentially ending weeks of speculation about how he intends to grapple with an ongoing shortfall in tax revenue.

Unlike past governors, however, the Republican newcomer is not expected to outline his spending blueprint to a joint session of the House and Senate.

Rather, Greitens is planning an announcement via either a press conference or on social media, such as Facebook or Twitter.

In the Capitol Monday, Greitens told the Post-Dispatch he had picked a date for his announcement, but declined to answer further questions.

An aide later confirmed the unveiling would be next week, but a specific day was not identified. The Constitution gives the governor until Feb. 4 to offer his budget plan.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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