Missouri Lawmakers Pass $1.2 Billion Dollar COIVD Aid Package

Business COVID 19 Local News State News Friday, December 4th, 2020

A $1.2 Billion dollar coronavirus aid package is heading to Governor Mike Parson’s desk for approval.

Missouri Lawmakers passed the bill 23 to 1 on Wednesday, without making a vote on Parson’s proposal to prevent lawsuits against health care workers and businesses due to the pandemic.

Nearly $752 million is being set aside for general coronavirus relief that must be spent by the end of the year.

Officials say $135 million will go towards testing and data collection, while around $97 million will go towards child support.

Lawmakers aren’t abandoning the lawsuit proposal altogether, as several lawmakers have filed for additional discussions on the matter during January’s legislative session.

Business COVID 19 Local News State News Friday, December 4th, 2020

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