The Missouri House has started debating the $23 billion state budget for next year.
The tone of the debate continues to be mild, with Democrats holding the view that there’s not much money to fight over.
The House Budget Committee has quickly wrapped up work on Missouri’s state budget for Fiscal Year 2012.
The process of voting 13 budget bills out of committee is often raucous and can take several days to do. This year, it only took an hour, with each budget bill passing overwhelmingly.
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