The Missouri State operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year is now set.

That’s according to 6th District Senator Mike Bernskoetter who represents Miller and Morgan counties. Bernskoetter says, in his weekly newsletter, that the budget is highlighted by two line items.

Those include fully funding the state’s education Foundation Formula for, hopefully, what will be the beginning of the upcoming school year, and approving $20-million in federal funding to assist smaller meat processing facilities in Missouri affected by COVID-19.

Bernskoetter hopes that passage of the budget is a sign of good things to come as the state slowly begins to re-open.