The Missouri Legislature has given final approval to a bill that authorizes an additional $131 million of expenditures in the current budget.
The Missouri Senate passed a $24 billion state budget early Wednesday morning, following several hours of debate and closed-door negotiations. The Senate reversed the House’s gutting of a pension program for the blind.
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This week on Talking Politics we speak with Columbia state Senator Kurt Schaefer about the budget-making process.
A State Senate panel spent several hours Wednesday putting together their version of Missouri’s state budget for next year. But the fate of a program for blind residents is still up in the air.
That’s because it restores funding for higher education by cutting a health care program for the blind.