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Capitol Perspectives: Budget Wars

by Phill Brooks

Missouri’s budget process sure has gotten tame since legislative term limits took effect. It’s become downright boring compared to my earlier years as a statehouse reporter.┬áBefore term limits, the budget was at the center of some of the greatest and most entertaining legislative battles that I have seen.

The budget-writing committees were composed of the General Assembly’s most senior members. They had years, even decades, of

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