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Missouri State Budget Heads to Senate

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

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (Missourinet) – The state budget for the next fiscal year is headed to the Missouri Senate. The House has passed a 47-billion-dollar budget plan that includes an extra two-billion-dollars in the bank. About 3.5-billion-dollars would make up state aid to K-12 public schools and nearly 114-million for school bus transportation costs. State Representative Kevin Windham of Hillsdale, near St. Louis, says that is not enough….

House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith, a Republican from southwest Missouri’s Carthage, says when local funding is figured in, Missouri ranks about 35th in the nation in K-12 public education funding. The proposed budget heads to the Senate, where other changes are expected.

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