After concerns that state revenue would be lower than expected, lawmakers got good news this week.
Revenue totals are up about 0.5% from the same time last year, according to a new report from the Department of Revenue. Much of the increase came as Missourians filed their taxes. State revenue is still shy of the 1.7% growth that lawmakers expected and based next year’s budget on.
Senate Appropriations Committee chair Dan Hegeman says the new numbers give hope.