Missouri Governor Mike Parson is releasing money for Fiscal Year 2021 that was restricted.

The Governor says close to $127-million dollars is being sent in numerous areas including $26-million dollars for the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.

DESE will be getting around $1.5 million dollars.

Governor Parson says close to $127 million dollars is being released as the Missouri unemployment rate was 4.4-percent in November.

Parson says when close to $450 million dollars was frozen last year as COVID-19 was ramping up, the state’s unemployment rate was just over 16-percent.

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