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.
The Missouri governor plans to depart Friday for a week long trip to sign several trade agreements.
Locked in a battle with Republican lawmakers over how far to expand Medicaid in Missouri, Democratic Governor Nixon swung through St. Louis to push his plan.
It allows state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions to provide emergency services.