About 300 Missouri Department of Corrections workers celebrated Governor Parson Monday in Jefferson City as he signed the new $30 billion state budget into law.
A report from Missourinet says the plan will give state workers a three-percent pay raise. New Missouri corrections staff will get a pay boost of at least three percent and as much as 13 percent for 20-year veterans.
The Corrections salary changes are made possible through the consolidation of two prisons in northwest Missouri’s Cameron over the next 90 days – saving the state about $21 million annually.
The budget also includes $8 million for flood recovery efforts, $3.5 billion to pay for Missouri’s K through 12 public schools and $50 million will be used for bonding to repair 250 bridges.