Missouri Took In Less Money in April

Jefferson City, MO – As lawmakers returned to Jefferson City Monday for a special session to reconsider the state budget, they received news that the state was still taking in less money than predicted.

Budget Director Linda Luebbering called April's collections "miserable," and she's recommended Gov. Bob Holden cut $17 million more from the current budget, ends June 30th.

No new figures have been released on last month's tax collections. The governor has already withheld $362 million from current budget year appropriations.

The budget chief says state is going to start the new fiscal year with less money than it expected to have.