One of the first criticisms of Governor Nixon’s budget withhold announced on Friday comes from a St. Louis Democrat. Representative Genise Montecillo says she’s disappointed the Governor withheld $100,000 for the Early Grade Literacy Program. She notes, the Governor initially withheld that money in the current budget and later released it. Montecillo called on him to do the same with the Fiscal Year 2013 budget. That withhold was part of $15 million in restrictions the Governor made, saying that the legislature’s budget was more than $50 million out of balance.
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