JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — 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. Click here to see an itemized list included in the plan: https://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills204/hlrbillspdf/0466H.01I.pdf