St. Louis Public Radio News
12:55 pm
Tue June 24, 2003

Holden Warns of Education Cuts

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Governor Holden says cuts to
local school funding could happen as soon as next week.

He's trying to convince the Legislature to pass an education budget he likes

Holden twice vetoed the budget for public schools and colleges. And education is the main thrust of the Legislature's special session.

The Democratic governor wants lawmakers to pass a three-month appropriation for education, then return in September for a special session on ways to add money.

Instead, Republicans who control the Legislature plan to push through the same, full year's education budget they passed last week.

A House vote is scheduled tomorrow. Passage would send the education bills to the Senate, where a vote is expected Friday.

Holden won't say if he would veto the education bills a third time.