State Budget Control Bill Passes House
January 19 – The Missouri House today approved HJR 43, a constitutional amendment sponsored by Rep. Eric Burlison that would require the state to set aside money in good revenue years to use in bad revenue years. What a novel concept, huh? Believe me, this is not a concept easily adopted by state government leaders, as evidenced by the fact similar proposals have been proposed since at least 2004 when then-Representative Brad Lager proposed the idea. Eight years later, state government leaders have yet to adopt this common sense reform. I have personally testified for this legislation every year. Associated Industries of Missouri supports the legislation and we look forward to additional action on the bill as it now moves to the Missouri Senate.