FILE - In this May 3, 2011 file photo, a structure is seen nearly covered by floodwater from the Mississippi River near New Madrid, Mo. Confronted by a spate of natural disasters, Misso

 

              FILE - In this May 3, 2011 file photo, a structure is seen nearly covered by floodwater from the Mississippi River near New Madrid, Mo. Confronted by a spate of natural disasters, Misso
FILE - In this May 3, 2011 file photo, a structure is seen nearly covered by floodwater from the Mississippi River near New Madrid, Mo. Confronted by a spate of natural disasters, Missouri Gov. Jay 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/Jeff Roberson, File)