Road Money Fight

State leaders can’t agree on road money and where it should come from.

Governor Nixon says Republicans are engaging in a budget gimmick when it comes to roads. GOP lawmakers don’t like the idea of raising the gas tax, instead they’d like to shift money around in the state budget to put into roads and bridges. But Nixon said he doesn’t want money taken from education and other services. Nixon talked with reporters by video conference — he’s overseas for a trade meeting in Peru.