The bill allocates funds to the Department of Economic Development and the Department of Public Safety to assist landlords and renters reeling from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The allocation totaled more than $324 million.
- Both Speaker Rob Vescovo and Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz signed off on the appropriation Tuesday, sending it on to the governor’s desk for final approval.
- The bill was truly agreed and finally passed by the Senate Monday.
- The House passed the bill unanimously the last week of January.
- Other budget items, including Gov. Mike Parson’s recommendation for funding the state’s expanded Medicaid program, have yet to move through the lower chamber.