FILE – In this May 29, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama walks with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, right, and FEMA Director William Craig Fugate, left, as they view damage from the torn

 

              FILE – In this May 29, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama walks with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, right, and FEMA Director William Craig Fugate, left, as they view damage from the torn
FILE – In this May 29, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama walks with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, right, and FEMA Director William Craig Fugate, left, as they view damage from the tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo. Confronted by a spate of natural disasters, Gov. Nixon cut funding for education and stockpiled tax revenues two years ago while committing $150 million to respond to the deadly Joplin tornado and widespread flooding. As it turns out, final tab from a disastrous 2011 totaled a little over $36 million, according to figures compiled for The Associated Press. The rest of the money — about $114 million — went to other government purposes, though exactly what it was used for is not clear. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)