Fiscal conservatives resurrect effort to impose state spending cap in Missouri
Just days after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon outlined plans for spending the additional revenue coming into state coffers, some legislators are resurrecting a proposed constitutional amendment that would curb such spending.
The proposed ballot initiative, known as HJR17, would ask voters to impose a lid that essentially would restrict spending growth to 3 percent, plus inflation and population increases, says the chief sponsor, state Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Springfield.
The cosponsors include House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka. The aim is to put the proposal on the 2014 statewide ballot.
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