supercommittee http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon: lack of action by supercommittee could impact Mo. state budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-lack-action-supercommittee-could-impact-mo-state-budget <p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says he&#39;s monitoring the situation in Washington, following the so-called congressional supercommittee&#39;s failure to reach an agreement on reducing the nation&#39;s debt.&nbsp; He admits it&#39;s possible that the lack of action by Congress could impact Missouri&#39;s state budget next year:</p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 21:25:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2547 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon: lack of action by supercommittee could impact Mo. state budget McCaskill, at Boeing, reacts to supercommittee failure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-boeing-reacts-supercommittee-failure <p>Senator Claire McCaskill says<a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/11/21/142602820/with-no-super-deal-whats-next-in-deficit-debate"> since the supercommittee failed to come to an agreement</a>, Congress should follow through with the automatic budget cuts.</p><p>The $1.2 trillion in cuts would come from defense and non-defense spending, but would not affect Social Security or programs for low-income people such as Medicaid.</p><p>Already some Republican senators, including John McCain, have said Congress can reverse the cuts.</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 23:56:18 +0000 Maria Altman 2525 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill, at Boeing, reacts to supercommittee failure