Unlike most bills, the budget bills always pass and the legislative battles are over line-items that fund specific programs. The MCC will be following the appropriation process and urging funding for certain programs that have proven their worth in helping some of Missouri’s most vulnerable people.
Over the next several weeks House appropriations committees will consider specific areas of the state budget and make funding recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on the Budget. The Budget committee will consider these recommendations and then report proposed budget bills (one for each state department) to the entire Missouri House of Representatives. After the House approves the budget bills, they will be sent to the Missouri Senate for that body’s consideration.