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Parson withholds $448M from 2021 budget

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Gov. Mike Parson withheld $448 million of the fiscal 2021 budget.

Of the $448 million in withholds, $132.6 million is coming from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

“Needless to say, when COVID-19 hit Missouri in March, everything changed including our state budget,” Parson said. “We've had to face the reality and make some extremely difficult decisions about our budget.”

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