The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee met this week to consider the House’s $46.5 billion dollar budget. There were many changes that were considered to the budget, but there weren’t any changes to the higher education funding.
The University of Missouri’s Come HOME Tour stopped at the Missouri Capitol this week and met with leadership and supporters of our athletic teams in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Senate Appropriations Committee
This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee met to consider the house budget bills that were sent over for consideration. The Governor’s 5.4% core higher education funding increase was upheld at the committee level. There were some changes made to the budget thus far, please see below.
- An additional $4.9 million for the University of Missouri System’s retirement system
- There was a change to line-item professional degrees, research, and extension out of the core higher education funding for the University of Missouri System.
- The other change from the house budget that was not adopted was language that would have prohibited funding for events that impose COVID-19 restrictions or requirements for attendance.
The Senate Appropriations Committee still has yet to consider each institution’s top capital improvement project that would be funded through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.