Thursday, February 02, 2017
Greitens announcing 2018 budget during stop in Nixa
Governor Greitens is set to announce the 2018 budget today in Nixa, MO. His address will be broadcast on Facebook live, and the full budget has been posted online.
The Governor introduced his budget with a letter to the citizens of Missouri, which included the following:
“For decades, insiders, special interests, lobbyists, and prior politicians have made a mess of our budget. They’ve let programs get more expensive, year after year—without ever asking if those programs are serving our citizens well. They’ve fought to protect their pet projects and their slice of the pie—without any sense of how their choices affect the people of Missouri...
"We had to make some difficult choices. The lobbyists and insiders won’t be happy with some of what’s in this budget, and that’s because this is a conservative, responsible budget that tries to do right by Missouri’s people. Not every problem that we’re facing in the state of Missouri can be solved over the next week, the next month, or the next year. But the recommendations in this budget are a strong start, and they will help to get our state in economic shape again so we can grow our way out of this mess. I look forward to working with you all as we take Missouri in a new direction.”