Governor Withholds Nearly $401 Million From State Budget

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State employees may not see their $500 pay raise next January, and another 1,000 jobs could be cut from the state’s payroll if lawmakers override the governor’s veto of a tax-cut bill, Gov. Jay Nixon said.

Also on hold are capital improvements projects that were approved in May, including $13 million for planning and designing a new Fulton State Hospital, $38 million for a new state office building on the Missouri State Penitentiary site and most of the $50 million targeted for major repairs to the Capitol.

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