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Missouri Budget Inches Forward as ’22 Regular Session Winds to a Close

Missouri State Capitol. Photo by Office of Administration, Commissioner's Office.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (Missourinet) With only two weeks left in the regular session, Missouri lawmakers handled a series of legislative actions.

Joey Parker has highlights.

“Our state’s next 45-billion-dollar budget proposal is inching its way forward in the General Assembly.  It took Missouri senators about four and a half hours to pore over the 13 bills that make up the Fiscal 2023 budget as well as a second supplemental budget.

As the budget stands now, public colleges and universities get an extra 43-million-dollars.  It would ban students from getting in-state tuition if they entered the U.S. illegally as young children through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or “DACA.”.

With the Missouri Senate’s version of the budget, President Pro Tem Dave Schatz of Sullivan says there will be meetings with the House of Representatives, to see what comes back to the upper chamber next week.  Joey Parker, Missourinet.”

The Legislature has until May 6 to pass a state budget and House and Senate budget leaders will begin negotiations soon.



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