The Daily Dish — May 2, 2012

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers delay budget negotiations By The Associated Press, The Columbia Missourian

The budget conference committee meeting on Wednesday was delayed until at least Thursday, but the discussion are still ongoing. One of the most pressing decisions is whether to cut funding for a health care program for blind residents. 

 

Tax Plan cost estimates soaring (again) by Brad Cooper, The Kansas City Star

Democratic lawmakers are calculating new numbers at Jefferson City today, and statistics shows that the proposed tax plan could leave a $712 million financial deficiency by 2018. The proposal would keep deductions for interest on home mortgages and charitable contributions. 

 

MO. lawmaker Wyatt says he is gay, denounces school bill By The Associated Press and Kelsey Proud, St. Louis Public Radio.

Rep. Zachary Wyatt held a Capitol news conference Wednesday at which he said he was disclosing his sexual orientation for the first time. This is to denounced a bill that would prohibit teaching, extracurricular activities or materials that discuss sexual orientation- unless they relate to the scientific facts about human reproduction.

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