Gov. Jay Nixon has frozen $400 million of spending for education, capital improvements and state services because of concerns that legislators could override his veto of an income tax bill.
Nixon announced the spending restrictions Friday while signing a nearly $25 billion operating budget for the 2014 fiscal year that starts next Monday.
Earlier this month, the Democratic governor vetoed a Republican-backed bill that would have phased in a tax deduction for business income over the next five years. That bill also would have gradually reduced the income tax rate for individuals and corporations over the next decade.
Lawmakers would need a two-thirds majority vote in both chambers to override Nixon's veto during a September session.
Nixon says the bill could cost Missouri hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue.
Here are the budget freezes released by Nixon's budget office Friday:
DEPARTMENT FROZEN ITEM BUDGET (in millions) AMOUNT FROZEN (in millions)
Statewide Pay Plan $14.0 $14.0Statewide State Government Employees (1000 FTE) N/A $15.6Statewide Expenses/Core Programs (4 percent) $136.6 $6.0Elementary and Secondary Education Foundation Formula and Transportation (level fund) $3,175.6 $66.4Elementary and Secondary Education Scholars and Fine Arts Academy $0.2 $0.2Elementary and Secondary Education Regional Professional Development $1.0 $1.0Elementary and Secondary Education Early Grade Literacy Program $0.1 $0.1Elementary and Secondary Education Bright Futures Program $0.1 $0.1Elementary and Secondary Education Vocational Rehabilitation Program (increase) $13.6 $0.5Higher Education Institutions Core funding (4 percent) $841.9 $33.7Higher Education UM-Related Programs (4 percent) $16.2 $0.6Higher Education MSU Occupational Therapy Program $1.3 $1.3Higher Education UM/MSU Cooperative Medical Program $10.0 $10.0Higher Education MSU/Three Rivers Trade School in Willow Springs $0.2 $0.2Higher Education UM Large Animal Veterinary Program $1.0 $1.0Revenue Assessment Maintenance (4 percent) $9.8 $0.4Transportation Amtrak (4 percent) $8.9 $0.4Transportation Port Authority Capital Improvements $3.0 $3.0Transportation St. Charles Bike/Pedestrian Bridge $0.1 $0.1Transportation Transit (increase) $1.1 $0.5Agriculture Biodiesel Incentive (4 percent) $5.5 $0.2Economic Development Customized Training (4 percent) $14.0 $0.6Economic Development Small Business Fairness Board $0.1 $0.1Economic Development Exports Initiative (portion of increase) $2.3 $0.5Economic Development MO Technology Corporation (1/2 of increase) $6.4 $2.5Economic Development Small Business Technology and Development Centers $0.7 $0.7Economic Development WWI Memorial $0.1 $0.1Economic Development Tourism (4 percent) $14.1 $0.6Various Arts, Libraries, TV, Historical, Humanities (4 percent) $7.6 $0.3Public Safety Cyber Crimes (Portion of GR increase) $1.5 $0.5Public Safety Drug Task Forces (4 percent) $2.0 $0.1Corrections St. Louis Re-entry Program $0.8 $0.8Corrections County Jail Reimbursement (4 percent) $38.1 $1.5Mental Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Ex-Offender Treatment $1.0 $1.0Mental Health Community Providers (non-Medicaid) (4 percent) $61.2 $2.1Health and Senior Services AAA's (4 percent) $11.0 $0.4Health and Senior Services Area Health Education Centers (increase) $0.5 $0.3Health and Senior Services Local Public Health Agencies (increase plus 4 percent) $2.3 $0.7Health and Senior Services Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (increase) $0.2 $0.1Health and Senior Services Traumatic Brain Injury Services (increase) $0.9 $0.6Health and Senior Services School Vaccines Programs $0.2 $0.2Health and Senior Services Mobile Dental Program $0.2 $0.2Social Services Foster Care Outdoor Program $0.1 $0.1Social Services Social Innovation Grants $1.0 $1.0Social Services Hand Up Program $0.04 $0.04Social Services Rural Health Clinics--Dental Program $0.5 $0.5Social Services Telemonitoring Program $0.1 $0.1Social Services Pager Pilot Program $0.2 $0.2Social Services Diabetic Telemonitoring Program $0.1 $0.1Various Medicaid Provider Rate Increases $45.7 $45.7Capital Improvements Facilities Maintenance and Repair $70.0 $65.0 Capital Improvements New State Office Building $38.0 $38.0Capital Improvements State Capitol Complex $50.0 $46.5Capital Improvements Fulton State Hospital Redesign $13.0 $13.0Capital Improvements Sullivan County Lake $4.0 $4.0Capital Improvements State Parks $20.0 $17.5
Here are the budget vetoes released by Nixon's budget office Friday:
DEPARTMENT VETOED ITEM BUDGET (in millions) AMOUNT VETOED (in millions)
Economic Development Springfield Community Improvement District (GR) $0.03 $0.03Economic Development Blues in Schools (Arts Trust Fund) $0.08 $0.08Mental Health Boone County Payment (GR) $0.03 $0.03Capital Improvements Pike Lincoln Tech Center (Fair Share Fund) $1.0 $1.0