Missouri Government News for Week of November 12, 2001
|.||State budget $70 million short, layoffs possible (11/16/01)|
But because Gov. Bob Holden has already withheld $323 million from this year's budget, additional cuts will be difficult. To counter the lower revenue, the state may have to lay off employees, Long said.
|.||Ball Rolling on Campaign Finance, Election Reform (11/15/01)|
|.||MoDOT report: while current transportation funding is acceptable, future increases are needed (11/13/01)|
Director Henry Hungerbeeler told the committee that the department is "in good hands," but will need to increase funding by approximately $1 billion each year in order to fund all of the state's transportation needs.
|.||Holden awards veterans honorary diplomas (11/12/01)|
The diplomas are part of Operation Recognition, which was established this year by the legislature. Through today, 150 veterans have applied and qualified for the honorary degree, which is issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The recipients of the diplomas were Lawrence Barry, 76, of California; the late Kenneth Proctor of Russelville; and Louis Wilson, 75, of Jefferson City.