Missouri Senate Budget Leader Wants to Put a Break on Budget Plans

Apr 12, 2017

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Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Brown said yesterday that he wants to put a break on House plans to provide K-12 schools the full amount of basic aid called for under state law.

Brown says he wants to wait because the House budget plan depends on a proposal to eliminate a tax break for seniors and disabled renters.

Brown also disagrees with a House decision to cut money for most colleges and universities by about 6.6 percent and slash the University of Missouri System 9 percent.

But Brown and House members both want to undo cuts to school transportation funding proposed by Gov. Eric Greitens.