The governor’s proposed state budget has a $500 million dollar hole.
In the State of the State, Jay Nixon laid out a path forward without a general tax increase but also without federal stimulus. Amy Blouin heads up the Missouri Budget Project and says the cuts that need to be made will have to be found.
The one area that could see an increase is the lowest in the nation Missouri cigarette tax.
Most states surrounding Missouri tax an average of a dollar a pack.