JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson and Republican legislative budget leaders are predicting a 2 percent growth in state revenue next fiscal year.
Parson, House Budget Chairman Scott Fitzpatrick and Senate Appropriations Chairman Dan Brown announced the estimate Friday.
The growth estimate is important because it's used to help craft a budget for the fiscal year that begins in July.
Fitzpatrick says the estimate is conservative but realistic. He says the state's finances are on solid ground.