Nixon okays supplemental budget, provides $31M for education

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon signed off on supplemental budget legislation that is geared to provide extra resources for Missouri's schools.

According to Nixon's office, House Bill 2014 provides $31 million in general revenue for public education to make up for shortfalls in riverboat gaming and tobacco funding.

Nixon says it also ensures that schools receive the resources they are expecting to get for the remainder of the current school year.

"This Supplemental Budget ensures that we can sustain the support our public schools need," Gov. Nixon said.  "I appreciate the work of the General Assembly to get this bill to my desk, and I look forward to continuing to work with legislators in a bipartisan way during the final weeks of the session to pass legislation to help create jobs and move our economy forward."

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