Monday, November 09, 2009

Nixon Makes No Predictions on Unemployment, End of Recession


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Gov. Jay Nixon made no predictions about when Missouri's unemployment rate would drop and said it was "very, very difficult" to determine when the state would climb out of a recession.

Nixon also made the case that Missouri has been able to manage the recession better than other states and pointed to less harmful budget cuts.

*WATCH FULL CLIPS ABOVE*

On Unemployment: "We have managed to keep Missouri's unemployment rate under the national average . . .As far as when we're going to be out of it, it's very, very difficult to tell."

On Another Stimulus: "I think by being conservative and bleeding that money out over a period of time on the stabilization . . . we've been able to manage those cuts."

On Federal Healthcare legislation: "I think we're a very long way to the finish line on healthcare reform . . ." Adds that he hopes any bill won't push unfunded mandates onto the states. Seems to like U.S. Senate version better.

PLUS: $266M For Sewer & Water Projects

WATCH THE KY3 NEWS @ 10 REPORT HERE

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