(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson signed the FY21 budget bills passed by the General Assembly. The total state budget is approximately $35.3 billion, including $10 billion in general revenue. “Every year, the General Assembly is committed to protecting Missouri taxpayers’ hard-earned money with a fiscally responsible budget,” Governor Parson said. “Although this legislative session looked very different due to COVID-19, we appreciate the General Assembly for pushing through these difficult circumstances and creating the Fiscal Year 2021 budget.” To ensure Missouri is prepared to deal with the economic impacts of COVID-19 going forward, Governor Parson issued vetoes for 17 items totaling nearly $11 million. Governor Parson also announced over $448 million in budget withholds. These restrictions include nearly 150 items across state government.