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Sept. 18, 2017JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | By: Coffey
The Missouri General Assembly returned to Jefferson City last week for their annual veto session. The legislature failed to override Gov. Greitens' veto of House Committee Bill 3, which would have authorized the Office of Administration Commissioner to do a one-time sweep of $35.4 million in unused funds from Missouri's various boards, agencies and commissions.
The money would have then been deposited into the Missouri Senior Services Protection Fund to help provide in-home and nursing care services for approximately 8,000 disabled or elderly Missourians. First District State Representative Allen Andrews, a Republican from Grant City, says the original bill would have caused a hardship to a number of different state agencies.
Andrews says state legislators are committed to finding alternative funding for the Senior Services Protection Fund.