Fri. Dec 1st, 2023
It’s been a busy week in Jefferson City with the General Assembly now underway…and the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee is one of those who’ve started delving into the proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden of Columbia says he does not see the need for an “us vs. them” mentality on the budget…“It’s not suppose to be partisan…..It’s not suppose to be partisan to fix roads…..It’s not suppose to be partisan to make sure that we have adequate opportunities for kids.”
Missouri Senate Minority Leader John Rizzo of Independence adds he is on-board with many of the priorities the governor has…“I hope to see more of this from the Senate in the weeks ahead…as we address other priorities, like raising state employee pay by March 1st….raising teacher pay…expanding childcare…investing in our infrastructure and investing in higher education.”
With four weeks of session now complete, the Missouri Senate will return to action on Monday.