SPEAKER DEFENDS ALLOCATION OF EXPECTED STIMULUS FUNDS
State House Speaker Ron Richard says Republicans in the House did not use $300-million in unappropriated stimulus money to balance the budget.
Richard says the budget proposal offered by Governor Jay Nixon relied heavily on those expected stimulus dollars. However, Richard doesn't think the money will actually come.
House Budget Chairman Allen Icet's budget allocates $100-million into health care for prison inmates and $200-million into Medicaid.
How can Richard defend using money he (falsely) stated the House Republicans didn't use?