The day after Gov. Nixon proposed major cuts to balance the state's budget, lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a resolution to reign in state spending.
Wrap: If Representatives gets their way, the voters will get to decide on a constitutional amendment that will limit state government spending.
Republican Representative Eric Burlison sponsors the resolution.
|Description: "In good years, when we have a budget surplus, let's put that money aside."|
In fiscal years when the state's revenue is more than one and a half percent of the state's expenses, the resolution would require any excess money to be put toward debt reduction and into reserve funds.
Now, if the Senate passes the resolution, it will be on the general election ballot later this year.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans.