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Blunt Signs Nearly $21 Billion Budget

JUNE 29, 2006 - Posted at 4:52 p.m. CST

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The state's new budget of nearly 21

billion dollars become official Saturday.

Governor Blunt signed the budget into law today. It includes

more money for education, pay raises for state employees and a

large increase in state highway spending.

Blunt made about ten million dollars in line-item vetoes --

mainly money for which legislators failed to pass separate bills

authorizing the programs.

One of the bills that failed would have restored Medicaid

service to several thousand working disabled. Blunt did NOT veto

that money. But he says he has no plans to call a special

legislative session so it can be spent.

Instead, Blunt thinks lawmakers could pass a bill authorizing

the program when they return next January.

 

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