Two bills have been filed in the Missouri House regarding the use of the state’s so-called Rainy Day fund.
The first would authorize $150 million to be used to match FEMA expenditures on tornado and flood damage across the state. The second bill would set up a joint House-Senate committee to oversee the use of Rainy Day funds for natural disasters.
Updated 4:25 p.m. with comments from Mo. House Budget Chairman Ryan Silvey (R, Kansas City), who also oversees an interim committee looking into complaints against SynCare.
The State of Missouri is taking over the duties of SynCare, an Indianapolis-based company which won a contract in February worth as much as $5.5 million a year to determine whether thousands of Missouri Medicaid recipients qualify for home-based medical services or help with daily chores.
Updated 3:29 p.m. March 15, 2011 with information from committee meeting.
A Missouri House committee has opted not to try to increase funding for school busing and the state's A+ scholarship program.
Some lawmakers had distributed amendments Tuesday that would have provided about $35 million of additional money for public school transportation. But the committee did not vote on any of those amendments Tuesday.