Staff Contact: Brian Kinkade
The Missouri Senate passed the 13 bills that comprise the state’s FY 2023 operating budget Tuesday. The funding package fully funds the Medicaid program, including Medicaid expansion. The Senate’s $45.1 million spending plan is far and away the largest Missouri state budget ever proposed, driven largely by federal COVID-19 stimulus funds and increases for Medicaid expansion. The Senate and House will reconcile the differences in their respective budget proposals and pass a compromised spending plan by 6 p.m. Friday, May 6.