The Missouri House of Representatives attempted to pass their version of the state budget prior to the legislative spring break. However, the coronavirus’ potential economic impact forced the house to suspend their budget talks until later. Representative Cheri Toalson Reisch of Hallsville says despite the coronavirus the state budget still needs to be passed in less than two months.

Plans on how those budget meetings go are up in the air after Governor Mike Parson announced the capitol will be shut down due to coronavirus concerns. Toalson Reisch indicates they may be working some extra days to get everything passed before the deadline.

The 2020 Missouri Legislative Session is scheduled to end May 15th.