April 26, 2024 Less than a minute read

Senate committee weighs in on state budget

This week the Senate Appropriations Committee put together a roughly $50 billion spending plan for the state. The proposed budget includes funding for several key business priorities backed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, including money to improve Interstate 44 and onshore semiconductor manufacturing.

The full Senate is expected to debate the budget bills next week.

The Senate Appropriations Committee, led by Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield), has shown a commitment to investing in Missouri’s future by prioritizing education, infrastructure and workforce development.

“We applaud Sen. Hough and the committee members for prioritizing issues that matter to employers – putting more people to work, investing in infrastructure, enhancing public safety and maximizing Missouri’s position as a leader in technology manufacturing,” said Kara Corches, Missouri Chamber vice president of governmental affairs. “We urge the Senate to act swiftly in passing these budget bills for the benefit of Missouri workers and employers.”

House lawmakers passed their version of the budget on April 4. Legislators from each of the two chambers must reach a compromise before the constitutional deadline of May 10.


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