A budget that increases public education funding by more than $100-Million but makes deep cuts to Medicaid and other state services has been sent to Governor Matt Blunt. The Legislature has completed the budget a day early and now prepares for the last week of the session. Democrats criticize the budget cuts as cruel. Republicans defend them as responsible. Republicans – the majority party in both the House and Senate – say they had no choice but to cut state services that they say have outgrown state revenue.