Public safety and water infrastructure receive six million dollars in state funding through budget

With the legislative session and state budget settled, Southwest Missouri Representatives are highlighting projects they championed. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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$1 million dollars of Missouri’s 43 billion dollar state budget for 2023 will head to Joplin for capital improvements to the public safety center.

During a recent work session, City officials identified facility upgrades and maintenance needs as part of the key initiatives for public safety.

While, $5 million has been allocated for water resources in support of economic development efforts in Joplin and Southwest Missouri. In a press release Joplin City Manager Nick Edwards provided this response “These funding allocations demonstrate our state legislators’ support of Joplin and the surrounding area. Capital improvements to our public safety facility are needed, especially as we work to grow our workforce.


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