Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed only one wording mistake in approving the legislature’s $26 billion spending plan.
There was not one dollar in spending reductions.
“The budget provides recording funding for the best economic development tool there is – public education,” the governor said. The governor’s approval comes after he suffered a series of overrides to budget-spending cuts last year.
This year, the legislature’s Republican leadership accelerated the budget process to give them the opportunity to override any vetoes before their May 15 adjournment.