Theo Keith has more from Jefferson City.
Monday, Columbia Democratic Representative Chris Kelly voted to strip all $100 million from the Missouri Jobs for the Future program.
When asked about the decision, Kelly said the governor's plan was a big unknown.
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These "jobs programs" are what Kelly calls the House Budget Committee's decision to fund projects in their own districts.
Nixon spokesperson Scott Holste called them "pet projects."
But Kelly doesn't see it that way.
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The projects are just part of more than $2 billion in federal stimulus money the committee approved Monday.
From the State Capitol, I'm Theo Keith, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.