Intro: As budget conflicts continue, Governor Jay Nixon says he is optimistic and expects progress this week.
Abigail Grimmett has more from the State Capitol.
Even though the house and senate are considering a variety of issues, Nixon is focusing in on fiscal issues.
Nixon said the House started focusing on finer points of the budget last week, and he expects even more progress this week.
The budget must be finalized by Friday, May 8.
From the State Capitol, I'm Abigail Grimmett, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.