MO House Gives Initial Approval To $46 Billion State Budget Proposal

(MISSOURINET) – The Missouri House is one step away from approving a 46-billion-dollar state budget proposal. It has given initial approval to the plan that includes fully funding K-12 school transportation costs, a five-percent funding increase to Missouri’s public colleges and universities, and a pay boost to state patrol officers. The proposal would ban state departments and higher education schools from hiring vendors and consultants who promote “collective guilt ideologies” or inclusion. Republican Doug Richey’s provisions did not sit well with Democrat Keri Ingle.

One more vote of support will send the plan to the Senate, where lawmakers there will have a say in the matter.