A special session of the General Assembly gets underway today at noon in Jefferson City as lawmakers deal with four budget bills vetoed by Governor Holden. Legislators are returning to the State Capitol to work on the budgets for Health and Mental Health, Social Services, Higher Education, and Public Schools – the four bills vetoed by Governor Holden. Holden insists the funding is inadequate. House Speaker Catherine Hanaway of Warson Woods says the Governor shouldn’t expect the bills he gets back to look much different from the ones he rejected. Hanaway says the recently-announced $398-Million federal windfall should negate the need for any additional revenues, while Holden says it’s a one-time payout which won’t solve Missouri’s long-term budget problems. Hanaway says she’s hoping to have floor votes on the new budget proposals completed by week’s end.
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