Following vote to sustain veto of House Bill 253, Gov. Nixon releases funds for education, mental health and other priorities in Fiscal Year 2014 budget
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following the General Assembly’s vote to sustain his veto of House Bill 253, Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he would immediately release $215.2 million in funding for education, mental health and other priorities for the current fiscal year. In June, Gov. Nixon exercised his constitutional authority to restrict $400 million from the Fiscal Year 2014 budget, citing additional spending appropriated by the legislature and the potential for a $1.2 billion hit to the state budget if House Bill 253 became law.