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Missouri Legislature Agrees on State Budget


Jefferson City, Mo. – The Legislature Tuesday agreed to add about $240 million to the state budget, to meet the spending demands of various programs for the next several months.

The House and Senate had previously agreed to different versions of the bill. But Tuesday, votes by each chamber reconciled their differences and sent the bill to Governor Holden.

Most of the money needed to carry the state to the June 30th end of its fiscal year would go to the Medicaid program for the poor, elderly and disabled.

The bill also provides additional state subsidies for Amtrak to continue its twice-daily passenger train services between Kansas City and St. Louis.

And it includes about $20 million for early childhood special education programs.