Parson vetoes $115M from FY22 budget: A look at the cuts
By CAMERON GERBER
The Missouri Times
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Mike Parson signed off on Missouri’s operating budget for the new fiscal year, authorizing more than $35 billion in funds while issuing several budgetary vetoes.
The Republican executive partially vetoed several appropriations bills, cutting line items amounting to nearly $115 million. The remaining budget emphasizes education, workforce development, and infrastructure, priorities of Parson’s administration. Cuts include allocations for charter school maintenance and incentives for state employees.
“When the 2021 legislative session began, Missouri was still experiencing some of the hardest days of the global COVID-19 pandemic, which affected every state agency and Missourian,” Parson said. “Yet, the Missouri General Assembly stayed the course and delivered a balanced budget that responsibly allocates taxpayers’ hard-earned money.”
Here’s a look at some of the items vetoed from this year’s budget and what the state’s chief executive kept intact.
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