General Assembly Meets for Special Session

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The special session called by Governor Parson convened November 5 to begin work on funding for response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The state still has funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that needs to be distributed to Missourians by the end of the year. Data from the State Auditor's office shows that Missouri received $3.06 billion in federal funds for pandemic relief, and that $1.88 billion has been spent already.

The governor's supplemental budget calls for $75 million for school nutrition service programs,  $35 million to help support jobs, $18 million to prevent homelessness and $752 million for COVID-19 resources, such as testing and tracing, among other items.

Governor Parson's proclamation calling for a special session leaves open the possibility of the governor adding other subjects to the General Assembly's agenda.

November 6, 2020 - 11:29am

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