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Jan. 27, 2014JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. |  By: McKenna

Missouri Budget Address

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's recent State of the State address is drawing mixed reactions from state lawmakers. 
During his State of the State Address, Governor Nixon spoke of Missouri's recent job growth and the Missouri Manufacturing Jobs Act of three years ago.
Following the jobs report, Nixon proposed a balanced budget plan to hold taxes and create more funding for education.
12th District Republican State Senator Brad Lager says he supports the governor’s plan for increased education funding, but beyond that he is indifferent. 


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With Nixon's announcement of more education funding, came the announcement of four new tax cut legislature.
With less revenue coming from taxes, Senator Lager says, the governor's plan has too much money going out.

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In his State of the State Address, Nixon promised to continue job growth and down size government.
After the address, Lager says it is time to make a decision on where our government is headed.