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Missouri Budget

Federal Reimbursement Allowance Critical to Solvency of Missouri’s Entire State Budget

Medicaid provider taxes (commonly referred to as the Federal Reimbursement Allowance, or FRA) are a critical funding stream supporting the entire state budget. While dollars raised through the FRA directly support the MO HealthNet program, the funding frees up state general
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Introduction to Missouri’s State Budget (2024)

The Missouri Budget Project’s “Introduction to Missouri’s State Budget” outlines Missouri’s budget process, including where the state’s revenue comes from and how the state allocates funding. State Budget & Taxes: Impact at a Glance We all want to live in healthy
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Introduction to Missouri’s State Budget (2023)

The Missouri Budget Project’s “Introduction to Missouri’s State Budget” outlines Missouri’s budget process, including where the state’s revenue comes from and how the state allocates funding. State Budget & Taxes: Impact at a Glance The impacts of Missouri’s investments are
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Aging in Missouri: An Overview of State Services & Funding

As the number of older Missourians increases, demand for programs serving older adults and people living with disabilities has grown dramatically. However, the availability of and funding for these services has not kept pace. This report provides an overview of state programs
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FY 2023 Budget Overview: Lawmakers Leverage Federal Funding to Invest in Critical Services & Infrastructure

This paper reflects the fiscal year 2023 budget approved by the General Assembly in May 2022. Click here for an updated version that reflects the vetoes Governor Parson made in June 2022.
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FY 2023 Budget Overview: Federal Funding Bolsters State Investments in Critical Services & Infrastructure

The following was updated in July 2022 to include Governor Parson’s vetoes. Click here to see the original version that summarizes the FY 2023 budget as passed by the General Assembly. Overview In May, Missouri legislators approved funding to provide critical public
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Economic Recovery Rebates Should Include All Missourians

A Missouri House proposal to provide economic recovery payments to Missourians intended to help families meet the rising cost of inflation would leave out one-third of Missouri taxpayers, including families earning low wages and seniors who rely on Social Security income. By
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Summary of House-Passed ARPA Spending Bill

The Missouri House approved its version of the state budget bills this week, including a plan for spending the $2.68 billion in state aid provided through the federal American Rescue Plan (ARPA). Missouri policymakers must obligate these funds by the end of 2024 and spent them by
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Federal COVID Relief is Driving the State’s Economy and Budget “Surplus”

Missouri ended calendar year 2021 with $11.2 billion in the bank – an extraordinary amount. Although much of the balance is federal funding or earmarked state funds, $2.8 billion of the total was state general revenue. By comparison, that amount was nearly six times the
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Targeted Investments of American Rescue Plan Funding Can Build a Stronger Missouri for Generations to Come

Every Missourian deserves the opportunity to thrive, with quality housing they can afford, a job that lets them provide for their families, and a strong community that offers access to a 21st century education and quality health care and recreational facilities – all the
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