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Mo. Senate panel expected to endorse budget plan
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri Senate committee is expected to sign off on a budget plan that cuts funding for social services but not education.
The Senate Appropriations Committee was to meet Thursday to vote on its version of a $24 billion budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
Over the past week, the committee already has embraced key elements of the budget plan, including a decision to hold funding flat for public colleges and universities. The panel also has cut funding for state grants to preschools and for subsidized child care to low-income working parents.
The Senate's budget plan makes a smaller cut than the House had proposed in a health care program for the blind. But the Senate plan assumes participants would start paying deductibles and premiums.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.