|Intro:||The Missouri House of Representatives passed an amendment cutting $105 million from schools.|
Wrap: The amendment cuts from a pool of government money given to schools based on performance.
The legislation is part of a bill defining Missouri's budget for secondary and elementary education.
Ozark Republican Representative Maynard Wallace called his amendment a necessity.
|Description: "So that's gonna help us get a balanced budget, but my focus is on trying to help the schools deal with a realistic number of state dollars they're going to get."|
Only two Democrats supported the amendment, which passed by 12 votes Tuesday.
Among them was Columbia Representative Chris Kelly who called Wallace "my hero."
|Intro:||Two Missouri House Democrats broke ranks and voted with Republicans to cut $105 million from school funding.|
Wrap: Representatives Chris Kelly of Columbia and Rachel Storch of St. Louis City were the lone Democratic supporters.
Ozark Republican Maynard Wallace's amendment cuts from Missouri's secondary and elementary school budget.
Kelly quizzed Budget Chairman Allen Icet to show his support of Wallace.
|Description: "Mr. Chairman I was looking at the gentleman's courageous and far-sided amendment and see that he cuts $105 million, is that correct? Yes, gentleman, that is. And if he does that, the budget will balance will it not? Yes, I would agree with that gentleman. The gentlman from Ozark is my hero."|
The amendment is part of a bill setting state funding for Missouri schools and passed by 12 votes in the House Tuesday.
From the State Capitol, I'm Scott Kanowsky.