One of the big questions rolling around the State Capitol these days is whether Governor Bob Holden will veto any of the 12 bills forming the state budget. That would force lawmakers into a special session. Some Republican lawmakers have threatened to send the same budget bill back to the Governor. David Webber, a political science professor with the University of Missouri, says a part of state government could be shut down if agreement is not reached by the beginning of the fiscal year this summer. Webber believes the Republican leadership will avoid that shutdown to avoid getting the black eye the national party suffered in 1994 when the federal government was shut down. Webber says Governor Holden must make a decision as to whether he will veto any of the budget bills 15 days after they were passed. They passed last Friday.
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