Mo. Governor Warns Of Depleting Funds For Emergency Response
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is asking the general assembly to approve more funding for National Guard and State Patrol operations.By Evan Thomas | November 29, 2014
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced Friday the Highway Patrol and National Guard would need more money to continue their peacekeeping work in St. Louis.
Nixon announced a special session of the Missouri General Assembly Friday night to discuss the problem: heavy deployment of National Guard and Highway Patrol personnel means “financial obligations are on track to exceed the current appropriation authority for emergency duties.”
Missouri’s last approved budget earmarks $4 million for National Guard activities and $3.4 million for the emergency department that oversees the Missouri Highway Patrol. The money was supposed to fund each through June 30, 2015.