NEELY CHALLENGES PARSON

IN JEFFERSON CITY, a Missouri House member, Jim Neely, M.D., 68, applauds the then-newly instated governor of Missouri, Mike Parson, 64, at the Capitol on June 11, 2018. Now, Neely is running against Parson in the August Republican primary for governor.

RICHMOND – Missouri needs to add fiscal reality to the promise of fiscal conservatism, a Republican contender for Missouri governor, Rep. Jim Neely, M.D., said Tuesday.

Neely – whose district includes Lawson, which straddles Clay and Ray counties – asked how state leaders can say Missouri has a balanced budget when this state is millions of dollars in debt. He cited examples to support his position.

“Our counties aren’t getting their money from the state,” Neely said, “for the incarceration of people on state charges.”

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