The Missouri General Assembly has completed its only constitutional obligation, which is to send a balanced budget to the governor. May 6 was our deadline, and I am happy to say we were able to pass a balanced blueprint for Missouri’s next fiscal year, which will start on July 1. This includes fully funding the K-12 education foundation funding formula and adding more money for school transportation costs. In addition, there are increases to maintain our state’s low-volume roads and for the expansion of broadband internet.
Also this week, the Missouri Senate spent much time on House Bill 1878, an election integrity bill, which I handled as the Senate sponsor. My staff and I have spent countless hours working with state and local election authorities to craft this legislation, which among other provisions, adds voter ID and cybersecurity measures. We want elections in our state to continue to be secure and accessible to everyone.
I am honored to serve as your Senator in the Missouri Senate. If, at any time, you have questions, concerns or ideas regarding state government, please feel free to contact me at (573) 751-8793 or