Gov. Parson Releases nearly $127 million in FY 2021 funds

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released an audit of the Lt. Gov.'s Office covering...
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released an audit of the Lt. Gov.'s Office covering the period from Jan. 9, 2017 to June 1, 2018. (Source: Pexel/stock image)((Source: Pexel/stock image))
Published: Jan. 7, 2021 at 9:33 AM CST
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced that the state will be releasing once restricted Fiscal Year 2021 funds back into the budget.

The governor has released $126,921,606, which includes $117,460,583 in general revenue.

The Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development will receive nearly $26 million from these funds and $1.5 million for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The remainder includes funding for several other departments, including the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Office of Administration, Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Economic Development, Department of Public Safety, Department of Mental Health, Department of Health and Senior Services and Department of Social Services.

Gov. Parson restricted approximately $449 million from the state’s budget due to the COVID-19 pandemic taking a toll on the state’s finances.

He credits the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan for putting Missouri’s economy back on track in allowing the restricted money to be released.

A full breakdown of the released funds can be found here.

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