Mike Lair http://kcur.org en Missouri House Passes $25 Billion Budget http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-passes-25-billion-budget <p>Missouri’s budget for the next fiscal year has been passed by the State House.&nbsp; While Medicaid expansion has dominated most of the debate, spending hikes were approved in other areas.</p><p>The nearly $25 billion spending plan adds an extra $65 million for K-12 schools, although the spending hike still falls short of fully funding the state’s public school formula.&nbsp;</p><p>Republican Mike Lair of Livingston County chairs the Appropriations committee on Education.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:22:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34289 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Passes $25 Billion Budget