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Missouri AG’s Office Could Have It’s Budget Slashed in Response to Lawsuits

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (Missourinet) Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s dozens of recent controversial lawsuits could cost him. The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee has advanced a proposal that would cut his office’s budget by 500-thousand-dollars next fiscal year to hire five extra attorneys. Schmitt, a Republican running for U.S. Senate, has been busy filing lawsuits against China, the Biden administration for policy reasons as well as dozens of K-12 public school districts and local governments for taking virus-related measures. The committee’s vice chairman, Senator Lincoln Hough, a fellow Republican from southwest Missouri’s Springfield, led the effort to cut Schmitt’s budget.

State Senators are expected to debate the state budget next week.

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