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Missouri's $1.2B virus Spending Plan Heads To State Senate

The Missouri House has approved a $1.2 billion coronavirus spending bill.

The House on Tuesday voted 133-4 in favor of giving Republican Gov. Mike Parson’s administration the authority to spend the money, which is mostly made up of federal funding. About $752 million of that could be used broadly in Missouri’s effort to fight the pandemic. The budget also includes a $135 million federal grant for testing, contact tracing, lab equipment and data collection. Close to $76 million could be spent on additional school meals.

The spending bill still needs Senate approval.

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