With the Supplemental Budget approved by both the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives, legislators will begin to turn their attention to the State Budget for Fiscal Year 2021. Ranking Minority Member of the House Budget Committee, Kip Kendrick, says the draft of the state budget the committee came up with is pretty much null and void now.

The coronavirus pandemic has created a murky forecast for legislators when it comes to the budget. Kendrick feels it’s going to take some time for them to organize the budget.

Missouri could also be turning to the federal government when it comes to crafting the budget.

Once the state received the guidance from the federal government they will be able to plug the different holes left from the revenue shortfall. Missouri Governor Mike Parson has indicated calling a special session to allow legislators more time to approve the state budget.