The State of Missouri is facing a severe budget crisis, as the recession is driving costs up (e.g. unemployment benefits, foods stamps, Medicaid health insurance) while the recession is driving down state revenue (i.e. lower income and sales tax  collections).  Three guests – Amy Blouin (MO Budget Project), Bradley Harmon (MO State Workers Union/CWA 6355), and [….] explain the problem that we face.

Let’s take heart from the big vote yesterday in Oregon, where voters approved higher taxes on the wealthy in order to preserve state services!

The full 30 minute program is running on Columbia Access Television at 4:30 pm on every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday thru February 5;  the show will run in Jefferson City on Mediacom Ch. 81 on Tuesdays &^ Thursdays at 11am  for four weeks starting on Feb. 2.