Governor Vetoes $786 Million to Balance Budget

Published 06/24 2014 12:06PM

Updated 06/24 2014 11:10PM

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) Governor Jay Nixon announced Tuesday he will vetoed $786 million in order to balance the state's budget.

"As Governor, it's my responsibility under the Missouri Constitution to keep the budget in balance by ensuring the spending authorized by the General Assembly does not exceed available revenue," Gov. Nixon said. "These actions are not easy, but they are absolutely essential to putting the budget back in balance and keeping the state on a fiscally responsible path."

Nixon vetoed $144.6 million in general revenue spending and restricted $641.6 million in general revenue expenditures.

The cuts affect everything from public schools to universities to medicaid.

The budget takes effect on July 1.

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