Missouri Legislature Passes Budget Plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have passed a roughly $28 billion state spending plan with increases for K-12 education and stable funding for colleges and universities.

The budget passed Wednesday, two days before lawmakers’ Friday deadline.

The spending proposal includes $99 million more in core funding for public K-12 schools. That’s enough to meet funding goals outlined in state law.

Funding for public colleges and universities is the same as what schools are expected to receive in the current fiscal year, which ends in July. In exchange, House budget leaders forged a deal with most universities to cap tuition increases at 1 percent.

Gov. Eric Greitens had called for a $68 million cut compared to what colleges and universities are expected to receive this year.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

16 − twelve =