Gov. Jay Nixon today released the following statement regarding the Governor's Amendments to the budget submitted by Budget Director Linda Luebbering this afternoon:
"As I have from Day One, I will continue to balance our budget, hold the line on taxes and maintain strict fiscal discipline. We will live within our means to keep the state's fiscal house in order and to protect vital priorities, such as providing health care for needy blind Missourians. These additional funds will be available assist the Senate in fully restoring our health care program for the blind and ensuring that 2,800 needy blind Missourians continue to receive the vital services they need. This is the right thing to do, and I look forward to working with the Senate to fully restore this critical program."