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Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at a press conference Friday in his Missouri Capitol office in Jefferson City. Citing projected costs of House Bill 253, Nixon announced he was withholding $400 million from the Fiscal Year 2014 budget.

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Nixon withholds nearly $401 million from state budget

State employees may not see their $500 pay raise next January, and another 1,000 jobs could be cut from the state's payroll if lawmakers override the governor's veto of a tax-cut bill.

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