For the first time, the Missouri House voted to overturn $925,000 in budget restrictions made by Gov. Jay Nixon to the current year’s state budget.
Nixon withheld more than $46.1 million from the fiscal year 2016 budget last fall after a court ruling allowed the tobacco industry to skip out on a $50 million settlement payment to the state.
But the GOP-controlled House voted Wednesday to restore $350,000 for Medicaid patients with brain injuries, which Nixon zeroed-out in October, and $575,000 to the Missouri Scholar and Fine Arts academies, boosting its allocation to $750,000.
The two override motions passed with bipartisan support and now go to the state Senate.