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MO Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Boost Minimum Wage for Teachers, Funding for Literacy, Discusses Unemployment Overpayments

Missouri Senate Chamber. Photo by Missouri Senate

(MISSOURINET) –  Missouri’s efforts to boost reading among the state’s K-12 public school students could get extra state funding.

The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee is requesting 25-million-dollars to help students with literacy.

State Senator Lauren Arthur, a Democrat from Kansas City, asked for the change in putting federal dollars toward the effort.

She co-sponsored a literacy bill moving through the Legislature this year.

The Missouri Senate is expected to debate the state budget next week.

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