Missouri Republicans took a hit to the head with a cluebat, and came up smarter:
JEFFERSON CITY — House Republicans revolted yesterday against scores of proposed earmarked projects, demanding that their party instead use $1 billion of the state’s federal stimulus money for a refund to taxpayers.
House Speaker Ron Richard, R-Joplin, said this morning that GOP members rejected a spending plan drafted by the House Budget Committee and insisted on a large taxpayer refund. The decision came yesterday during a closed caucus meeting.
“Over half the caucus has said we overspent, acting like Washington D.C.,” Richard said at his weekly donut breakfast with Capitol reporters. “”We said, ‘Fine, we’ll come up with another plan.’”
I love it when a plan comes together.