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.
Cameron Gerber studied journalism at Lincoln University. Prior to Lincoln, he earned an associate’s degree from State Fair Community College. Cameron is a native of Eldon, Missouri.
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