JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, discusses Missouri Senate work on the state’s Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget, which will now go to a Missouri Senate-House conference committee. Missouri’s financial plan has to be sent to the governor no later than 6 p.m. on Friday, May 5. Fiscal Year 2018 will start on July 1.
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- Senator Eigel says lawmakers must reset state spending priorities.
- Senator Eigel adds Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget includes the smallest increase in year-over-year spending in more than a decade.
- Senator Eigel also says progress has been made in bringing down the rate of growth.
- Senator Eigel says he doesn’t believe enough time has been spent on a potential Medicaid waiver.