Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2018 begins today. In addition to the over $450 million in cuts to this year’s budget, Gov. Greitens has cut or withheld $273 million more from the 2018 budget. Those cuts will impact education funding, services for seniors and people with disabilities, and other important programs. These massive cuts and withholds are a direct result of failed tax policies that place wealthy special interests above hard working Missourians. Special-interest tax cuts have blown a hole in the budget and it’s not going to improve until we push back and demand reforms.
Read the St. Louis Post Dispatch account here, including cuts to medical care for 8000 elderly and disabled citizens, $15M more cuts to K-12 transportation, and a 9% cut in funding for higher education institutions.