The proceedings will continue Tuesday morning with a committee meeting to begin investigations into the governor.
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Among the laws passed in the final hours were an increase to the tuition cap for universities, a proposal to raise the gasoline tax, opioid restrictions and measures aimed at unions.
The governor's lawyers, on the other hand, want the committee to allow cross-examination of witnesses, something lawmakers aren't keen on.
The spending plan was praised for more K-12 and higher ed funding, but was criticized by some for lack of support for DACA students' education and for cuts to department of health staff.
A legislative committee Monday night slashed funding in the Health and Senior Services' director's office that equates to eight layoffs.
The $28 billion spending plan will still need approval from the full House and Senate later this week. The deadline to send a budget to the governor is Friday.
A former staffer of the nonprofit said taking the report for political purposes was “a misuse, as far as The Mission Continues is concerned."
The Senate K-12 budget plan, passed Wednesday, reduces an increase included in the House version but directs some money toward transportation and nursing homes.
Justice was one of five appointees who voted to fire education commissioner Margie Vandeven in December. The board now does not have a quorum and cannot operate.
A Missourian investigation last year revealed that no one knows how much sexual assault evidence has never been tested in the state. The attorney general announced shortly thereafter that his office would conduct an audit.