Government Relations

UM Legislative Update Newsletter

April 8, 2005

Budget process continues in the House

The final House version contains no changes from the governor's funding recommendations for MOBIUS, MOREnet, University Hospitals and Clinics, the Missouri Rehabilitation Center, the Missouri Kidney Program and the Missouri Institute of Mental Health.

The Committee restored $227,835 to the Alzheimer's Research Fund, which earlier in the process had funding eliminated by the governor and then restored to $500 by the House Budget Committee. The State Historical Society, previously recommended for no funding, was restored to $922,601. The Committee also recommended an additional $25,000 for the Spinal Cord Injury Fund, bringing its total appropriation to $400,000.

The House is expected to pass all appropriations bills next week and send the spending measures to the Senate.

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