STATEMENT FROM REPRESENTATIVE CRAIG REDMON ON THE PASSING OF MISSOURI’S BUDGET
Today, the Missouri Legislature finalized their work on the FY 2019 budget. This budget includes priorities for the state and many for northeast Missouri.
“I am excited to announce the funding for crucial programs that will benefit the people of the 4th District and northeast Missouri as a whole,” said Redmon. “No budget is perfect. It is now our responsibility to hold our government accountable to the promises they have made and make sure the priorities get accomplished. The money is allocated, now comes the implementation.”
Among the many projects announced, Representative Redmon played a key role in championing the following projects:
• Fully funding the K-12 education formula;
• $82 million in additional funding for new road and bridge projects all over the state of Missouri;
• $700,000 to Truman State University for the building of an autism clinic in Kirksville;
• $10 million in additional funding for K-12 transportation
• $275,000 for the Greenly Research Farm to continue their work in cutting edge agricultural and water research;
• $3.75 million for water projects, including the East Locust Creek Reservoir Project in Milan;
• Increased funding for the Department of Agriculture to provide better services to our farmers;
• Increased funding for Missouri tourism which has a proven 300% rate of return.
“I look forward to furthering these projects and more. Nothing is more important than making sure northeast Missouri’s priorities are heard in the Missouri Legislature,” said Redmon. “It is an honor to serve northeast Missouri.”
The budget will now go for one final vote to both chambers of the Missouri Legislature and then to the Governor’s desk