Gov. Nixon Prohibited From Using State Budget for Travel
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Gov. Nixon Prohibited From Using State Budget for Travel

Date: January 18, 2011
By: Rebecca May
State Capitol Bureau

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Governor Nixon will be pulling money from his own pocket as the House Speaker and Democratic leader block his travel expenses. Becky May has more from the state Capitol.
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Wrap: House Speaker Steve Tilley says there will be a crackdown on the Governor's travel budget.

Tilley says he is not prohibiting Gov. Nixon from traveling but using the departments money for it.

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Description: "I think the Governor should be able to fly around the state and should have transportation provided. I just think he should be open and transparent and it should be part of his budget request."

Tilley also says Democratic leader Mike Talboy came up with the idea and it is a bipartisan one.

Reporting from the state Capitol I'm Becky May.

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Democratic Leader Mike Talboy is not the only democrat wanting to see change in who is paying for the Governor's travel expenses. Becky May has more from Jefferson City.
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Wrap: House Speaker Steve Tilley says the Democratic leader Mike Talboy and himself created a way to make the House more transparent by cutting off Gov. Nixon's travel expenses.

Talboy says the Governor has been doing a great job doing business in the state but he says he wants to keep track of where the money is going.

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Description: "If we're going to be cutting travel in departments we just need to make sure we know where all the travel is going and that we are not having cross over inside some of those departments."

Talboy says other democrats are concerned and the Governor's spending needs to be more accountable.

Reporting from the state Capitol I'm Becky May.


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