By law, the Fiscal Year 2024 state operating budget had to be delivered to the governor no later than 6 p.m. this evening.  We passed what I believe is not only a balanced budget, but one that continues to serve Missourians. The governor will now review the many bills that comprise the budget before he signs them into law. Fiscal Year 2024 will start on July 1.

A few of the budget highlights include historic investments in infrastructure, broadband, education and early childhood development.

We have one week left in this year’s legislative session, and it will be quite a busy week for everyone in the State Capitol. In my next report, I look forward to discussing the final week of the 2023 legislative session and informing you of the important bills and proposals that made it across the finish line before the end of the First Regular Session of the 102th General Assembly.

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