Margo McNeil

The Missouri House has passed yet another bill that expands the rights of gun owners, less than 24 hours after passing legislation aimed at blocking the federal government from enforcing federal gun laws in the Show-Me State.

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Missouri’s budget for the next fiscal year has been passed by the State House.  While Medicaid expansion has dominated most of the debate, spending hikes were approved in other areas.

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. 

Republican Mike Lair of Livingston County chairs the Appropriations committee on Education.