Jefferson City, Mo. – The state’s leaky budget has sunk a plan aimed at scaling back the number of Asian carp flooding Missouri’s waterways.

Citing slower-than-expected revenue growth, Gov. Jay Nixon recently slashed $115 million from the state’s $27 billion budget.

Among the programs torpedoed by Nixon is an experimental project that could help control the invasive carp, which are altering rivers throughout the nation as their numbers spread.

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