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Gov. Nixon approves state’s $26 billion budget

Gov. Nixon has signed a $26 billion operating budget for the state in the next fiscal year. The new budget includes more money for schools, as well as cuts to social services.

The governor praised the legislature for coming to an agreement on time. He also highlighted several key items that he was satisfied with in next year’s budget.

Almost $14 million will go toward developmental disability services.

An $84 million increase to K-12 schools in the state and $12 million for public colleges and universities, based on their performance.

Gov. Nixon did mention a few things that disappointed him. He cited cuts the legislature made to state cyber security efforts, as well as $90 million taken away from social services.

The governor vetoed a drafting error in House Bill 10, and some language in House Bill 2 that said he is not in accordance with state law.

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