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April 1, 2022 Updates

This week…

The Missouri House of Representatives voted against the Missouri Senate’s proposal for redistricting maps signaling that they would like to conference at an attempt to resolve differences. It has not been decided if this will lead to any conclusion, or if this will ultimately be left in the hands out the courts.

Missouri House of Representatives


The House Budget committee met to markup several budget bills including higher education funding. The Governor’s proposal was upheld at a 5.4% increase in core higher education funding. The University of Missouri System would get $23,308,982 million dollars should this be passed on the floor of the Missouri House, the Missouri Senate and signed by the Governor.

Governor Mike Parson’s proposal to fund institution’s top capital improvement project was also upheld.  Please see the list of the University of Missouri Systems capital improvement projects below.

  • University of Missouri, Mizzou Forward Radiopharmaceutical Center 

    • To expand innovations with radiopharmaceuticals by investing in MizzouForward, NextGen Precision Health and the MU Research Reactor. These investments will establish new facilities to grow research in nuclear medicine, artificial intelligence and advanced materials.
    • $115 million request to match $243 million from MU. 
    • The Governor’s recommendation was $104,500,000 million dollars
  • University of Missouri Kansas City, Health Sciences District Development
    • To increase its primary care physician graduates by 25% and address the state’s rural physician shortage with its Health Sciences District development project. The project will also update the dental clinic, the only public dental school in MO, KS and AR.
    • $50 million request to match $50 million from UMKC
    • The Governor’s recommendation was $40,000,000 million dollars
  • University of Missouri Science and Technology, Missouri Protoplex
    • To develop the Missouri Protoplex Facility, which will be a hub for manufacturing in Missouri with innovations that will create and sustain manufacturing jobs throughout the state. Manufacturing accounts for 12% of GDP in Missouri.
    • $50 million request to match $50 million from S&T
    • The Governor’s recommendation was $41,250,000 million dollars 
  • University of Missouri St. Louis, building the campus of the future for academic and workforce excellence
    • Investment in a business and workforce development district will consolidate academic programs with student amenities and academic supports and will also go toward renovations and demolitions that will create a vibrant university producing a diverse workforce.
    • $50 million request to match $50 million from UMSL
    • The Governor’s recommendation was $40,000,000 million dollars

There were amendments made that impact the University of Missouri System including Representative Windham’s amendment that would line-item Mizzou’s land grand status. This is an effort to make both of Missouri’s land grant institutions to both line-item their land grant funding, and in an effort to provide greater transparency to the funding. The other amendment that was adopted was added by Representative Sander that would prohibit funding for events that impose COVID-19 restrictions or requirements for attendance.

Reviewed 2022-04-15