Budget sets up trade-off between groups of vulnerable Missourians

05/13/2013 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The nearly $25 billion state budget adopted by Missouri lawmakers and sent to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon takes more than $40 million from repealing a tax credit for elderly renters and those with disabilities and puts it toward special education programs, health care coverage for the blind and community health clinics for the poor. Legislative leaders said an official with the governor's office has told them to expect a veto.

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