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Missouri Budget Proposal Includes $100M for Rural Lettered Roads, School Transportation

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO (Missourinet) The Missouri House is working to pass the next state budget. The price tag is about $45-billion. The plan includes roughly $100-million to repair rural lettered roads. Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Dan Hegeman, a Republican from northwest Missouri’s Cosby, backs the effort.

Also included is a fully-funded state’s share of K-12 school transportation costs for the first time since the 1990-91 school year.  Hegeman says he is glad this item is in the budget proposal.

The plan also includes 700-thousand-dollars to fund school safety-related grants.  Once the House is done with the budget, the plan heads to the Senate. The deadline to pass the budget is 6 p.m. tomorrow (Friday).

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