Missouri budget passes, aims to defund Planned Parenthood

Missouri Budget Passes Aims To Defund Planned Parenthood
Governor Mike Parson signs the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 supplemental budget bill, HB 3014.
Photo credit: Missouri Governor's Office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Mike Parson signs a supplemental budget bill. It includes an expansion for Medicaid, money for schools and a push to defund Planned Parenthood.

The GOP-led House on Thursday voted 133 to 12 to send the bill to Parson. The bill allows for current operations of state government to continue through FY 2022.

“We are happy to sign the supplemental budget bill into law today,” Governor Parson said. “This bill not only gives our dedicated state team members a long overdue pay increase, but also appropriates critical funding to our K-12 schools and child care system. We thank the General Assembly for working to get this important piece of legislation passed and to my desk.”

The budget plan also helps the state dole out roughly $1.7 billion in federal funding directly to schools before the end of the state fiscal year in June.

Republicans added provisions to the bill, which include blocking public funding for Planned Parenthood centers, including clinics that don’t provide abortions.

HB 3014 totals over $4.6 billion, including $401.5 million in general revenue, $4.1 billion in federal funds, and $45.3 million in other funds. The supplemental budget bill includes funding for several areas:

  • A statewide pay plan for state team members, including a 5.5 percent cost of living adjustment
  • $1.9 billion for distribution to local public school districts
  • Nearly $100 million for distribution to non-public schools
  • $444 million for child care services
  • $219 million for school food programs
  • Funding for MO HealthNet, including funding to ensure eligibility re-determinations are done in a timely manner

For more information on HB 3014, you can click here.