Missouri’s proposed $27 billion budget for next year is up for debate this week in the Missouri House.
The House plans to pass the 13 bills that make up the state budget by Thursday, which would then go to the Senate. State law requires that the annual budget be sent to the governor’s desk one week before the end of the legislative session, which this year would be Friday, May 6.
The Republican-controlled House may also formally vote to shift some money from what some members have called “wasteful programs” within Medicaid and other social services into roads and bridges, as a means to improve transportation funding.
Last week, House budget writers cut $7.6 million from the University of Missouri System’s proposed budget over the way it handled last fall’s racial protests and over a perceived cozy relationship with Planned Parenthood.
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