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3/20 – House Gives Initial Approval to FY 2013 State Operating Budget
Jefferson City – Members of the Missouri House gave first-round approval Tuesday night to the 13 appropriations bills that make up the state’s fiscal year 2013 operating budget. The bills make up a total operating budget of approximately $24 billion.

The budget approved by House members includes an increase of slightly more than $5 million in basic aid for public schools; appropriating more than $3 billion for the school Foundation Formula. The budget also restores a governor-recommended cut of approximately $106 million to public colleges and universities.

Watch House Budget Chairman Ryan Silvey give his opening comments on the budget bills.(Video)

Watch ranking minority member of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Sara Lampe, share her thoughts on the budget.(Video)

The 13 appropriations bills require another round of votes in the House before moving to the Senate for consideration.
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