Missouri state senators will be busy this week in Jefferson City, tackling the state budget. The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday morning and every morning through Friday to discuss the budget.
The Missouri House voted in late March to approve a $29.2 billion state operating budget, which includes a $100 million dollar transportation infrastructure plan.
The House’s budget also includes an $8 million dollar retention pay plan aimed at wage increases for Missouri Department of Corrections’ (DOC) staff. Governor Mike Parson has said the DOC’s 11,000 employees are among the nation’s lowest-paid corrections professionals.