MO lawmakers come closer to finalizing budget


Passing a balanced budget is the one constitutional requirement for the legislature each year. This year’s budget had to be trimmed by more than $500 million, due to a shortfall in revenue. Among the proposals in the budget are a $10 million increase in funding for the state public defender system.  

The House is expected to pass its version of the budget this week, and send it to the Senate for consideration.

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