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MO Gov. Parson signs budget bills

Governor Parson signed the Fiscal Year 2019 budget bills passed by the General Assembly....
Governor Parson signed the Fiscal Year 2019 budget bills passed by the General Assembly. (Source: Governor.mo.gov)
Updated: Jun. 29, 2018 at 3:29 PM CDT
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JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - Governor Parson signed the Fiscal Year 2019 budget bills passed by the General Assembly.

The total state budget is $28.6 billion. In addition, the Governor issued 21 line-item vetoes, totaling more than $12 million. To view the complete list, click here.

"One of the biggest responsibilities the legislature holds every year is allocating our taxpayers' hard-earned money responsibly and efficiently," said Governor Parson. "We applaud the General Assembly for their efforts to fund critical functions of government including infrastructure, workforce development, and education funding."

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The Governor completed the week signing the budget after traveling to parts of the state for key budget announcements:

  • style="margin-left:2.7pt;">$12 million in increased available school transportation funding, which is especially important for rural school districts
  • style="margin-left:2.7pt;">$250,000 to a new K-3 reading assessment program for dyslexia diagnosis
  • style="margin-left:2.7pt;">$8.4 million for Early Childhood Special Education
  • style="margin-left:2.7pt;">$8.2 million for capital improvements for river port expansion
  • style="margin-left:2.7pt;">$2 million investment to expand access at the Ft. Leonard Wood airport
  • style="margin-left:2.7pt;">$4.8 million restored funding for the Tourism CO-OP Program
  • style="margin-left:2.7pt;">$1 million for the Jobs for America’s Graduates program, assisting high school youth to be college and career ready
  • style="margin-left:2.7pt;">$2 million for community college workforce development, offering food stamp recipients the opportunity to gain skills, train, and promote employability and self-sufficiency.

All FY18 restrictions have been released. To view the complete list, click here.

The Governor also on Friday signed into law HB 1350, HB 1388, HB 1713, HB 1268, SB 652, SB 659, SB 687, SB 871, and SB 954.

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