Lawmakers have approved legislation allowing the expansion of special courts to handle current and former military personnel.
The legislation responds to the patrol’s purchase of a new $5.6 million airplane in December.
The measure passed the House 155-0 on Monday following 31-0 approval in the Senate last week. It now heads to Gov. Jay Nixon.
Lawmakers passed a $25 billion budget that could force Gov. Nixon to choose between funding for developmentally disabled children or seniors
Missouri public schools and universities will be getting a funding increase under an agreement by legislative budget negotiators.
Missouri House members gave the legislation final approval 149-1 on Monday. It now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.
House Speaker Tim Jones said he wants the panel of law enforcement officials to report to him with recommendations for new laws.
Nixon plans to survey storm damage today and meet with local officials.
Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature dealt a triple defeat Wednesday to a Medicaid expansion plan as Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.
The legislation backed by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon and Republican Senate leaders would eliminate a tax credit for about 104,000 low-income renters.