Less than a month after taking office, new Gov. Mike Parson is putting his stamp on Missouri’s budget priorities.
And he’s gotten some help from an unexpected flurry of new money into state coffers, says state budget director Dan Haug.
On Friday, Parson signed state budget bills that, among other things, call for $99 million in additional spending for public education compared to the current fiscal year. He also has approved more money for school transportation.