Senate and House Republicans Unveil FY23 Budget Proposals
February 17, 2022
On Tuesday, Senate Republicans released their budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. They unveiled a budget of just more than $8.2 billion, which would be an increase of 3.5% ($283 million) over the current fiscal year. The budget would also provide for a $159 million increase in K-12 funding and $71 million in mental health care funding. Read more from The Courier.
This week, House Republicans also unveiled their budget for FY23. House Republicans have proposed a budget of just more than $8.2 billion as well. Their budget includes $2.1 billion for Health and Human Services and $4.1 billion for school funding and other standing appropriations. This would be an additional $159 million increase for schools, like the Senate plan. The $159 million increase is linked to HF2316, which passed both chambers and was signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds Thursday.