Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement on the budget passed by the General Assembly:
"As I have from Day One as Governor, I will continue to ensure that we have a balanced budget that holds the line on taxes. While I still need to carefully review the details of the budget passed today, I appreciate the efforts of the General Assembly to get a budget to me within the constitutional deadline. As I give this budget a very thorough review over the next several weeks, Missourians should know that we'll continue to live within our means and hold the line on taxes, while doing everything possible to help businesses grow and create jobs."