Governor Nixon Releases $215 Million in Funding for State Programs

Governor Nixon Releases $215 Million in Funding for State Programs

Gov. Jay Nixon kept his word and has released $215.2 million in funding for education, mental health and other state funded agencies following the State House's failure to override a Nixon veto of H.B. 253.
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) Gov. Jay Nixon kept his word and has released $215.2 million in funding for education, mental health and other state funded agencies following the State House's failure to override a Nixon veto of H.B. 253.

In June, Nixon restricted $400 million from the Fiscal Year 2014 budget, partially due to the potential of the General Assembly overriding his veto of the tax-cutting bill. The House fell just 15 votes short of overriding the veto during a special veto session Wednesday.

Released funding includes: $66.4 million for K-12 education; $33.7 million for higher education; $23.1 million for services provided by the Department of Mental Health; and $11.3 million for programs at the University of Missouri and Missouri State University to train more health care professionals.
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