The Senate perfected SB 723, filed by Senator Mike Parson, on Thursday. The bill raises the cap on the dollar amount of bonds the state may issue and provides that the additional funds this would generate will be used for the renovation or repair of existing buildings or facilities. The bill itself does not list the projects that would be completed. Senator Parson plans to introduce a concurrent resolution that would list the specific projects.
Much of the substantive discussion about the ...
The House Budget Committee has recommended a $10 million equity increase for community colleges, as well as a 3% increase for all public colleges and universities. Both would be core increases, with the 3% to be appropriated based on the performance funding model.
The community college equity increase was included in House Budget Chair Rick Stream’s version of the budget, and no amendments were introduced to reduce the amount when the committee went through the “mark-up” process this week.
In addition, the committee ...
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