Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Committee wants more transparency in Governor's travel budget

The House Budget Committee Chairman continues to crack down on the governor's travel expenditures to state agencies.

Under language presented to the House Budget Committee Governor Nixon would no longer be able to charge his travel expenses to other state agencies.

This comes after reports showed the governor charged about $400,000 to other state agencies.

Democratic Representative Chris Kelly says the new language is sensible.

"I don't support all the political rhetoric about it, but the fact of the matter is the language makes the governor's travel transparent," Kelly said.

No one on the House Budge Committee opposed the measure. The governor's office says it is too early in the budget process to comment.

Danielle McCarthy, Missouri Digital News


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