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Missouri House Budget Committee chairman Cody Smith (R-Carthage), left, and Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) discuss the state budget on May 3, 2023 in Jefferson City (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications)

(AUDIO): Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee chair Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) discusses Missouri’s budget and $2.8 billion I-70 expansion project on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) says the $49.9 billion state operating budget signed by Governor Mike Parson (R) contains projects for all 163 Missouri House districts and all 34 state senate districts. Hough is especially touting a new $300-million psychiatric hospital that will be built in the Kansas City area and a $2.8 BILLION project to six-lane I-70 across Missouri. Chairman Hough joined us live on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”. He tells listeners that I-70 between St. Louis and Kansas City needs a major overhaul. He notes part of I-70 in Missouri was built in 1956, when President Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House:

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