Missouri legislature to finalize state budget

Over the coming week, the Senate and House of Representatives will reconcile opposing plans

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri General Assembly has nearly determined the state operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

The state Senate and House of Representatives have already passed opposing budget proposals. The two legislative packages differ slightly in allocating state funds, with higher education appropriations being a major point of contention.

A conference committee, composed of delegations from each chamber, is set to negotiate these discrepancies. By May 11, the legislature will send a final budget to the governor’s desk for his consideration.

As the Senate’s multimedia specialist, I created a video overview of the upper chamber’s budgetary proposal. Watch it below, and be sure to visit the Senate website for daily updates on legislative activity.

Author: Zachary Reger

A graduate of the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism, philosophy and film studies, Zach's primary interests lie in political reporting, media production and social philosophy.

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