In the fourth episode of Missouri Legislative Update, lawmakers approve and send several measures to the governor for his signature. Also, the Senate and House of Representatives approve a $23.2 billion state operating budget before the constitutional deadline of Friday, May 6. Plus, we take a look at how a new addition to the Missouri River Bridge in Jefferson City was made possible by lawmakers and a family of special donors.
Jefferson City — The full Missouri Senate could begin discussing the Fiscal Year 2018 state operating budget this week. The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee spent most of last week going through the 13 bills that comprise the state’s spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. We’ve included actualities from committee chair, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, and committee member, Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, D-Kansas City, in this feature report narrated by Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan.