WARRENSBURG — Missouri Governor Mike Parson released his Fiscal Year 2023 state budget recommendations on Wednesday, Jan. 19, as part of his State of the State address.
Parson’s proposed budget includes a number of recommendations that would benefit UCM directly or indirectly.
The recommendations include a 5.4% increase in core appropriations, $19.9 million to renovate the Humphreys Building and an increase in funding for Bright Flight and other state financial aid programs.
The Humphreys renovation would require a match of $19.9 million from UCM.
The budget recommendations now move to the House of Representatives for consideration and debate. UCM will track closely the discussions in the legislature and advocate for the Governor's recommendations throughout that process, said University President Roger Best.
Although this was an important first step, it was only the first step in a lengthy process, Best said.
"We appreciate Gov. Parson's tremendous support for Higher Education,” Best said. “His recommendations include increases of almost $600 million for Higher Education in the state, which is significant for the transformative work we do. We look forward to our conversations with our Missouri senators and representatives as we discuss the importance of these funds to UCM and the state as a whole.”
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