Senator Sandy Crawford's Capitol Report for the Week of Feb. 20

Thursday, February 23, 2023

The first legislation to go to the governor passed through the Legislature this week. The Missouri Senate approved House Bill 14 on Feb. 22. House Bill 14 is a supplemental budget for the current fiscal year, which began on July 1 of last year and will end this coming June 30.


The supplemental includes an 8.7% pay increase for state employees, with an extra increase for those employees who work for our correctional facilities and mental health institutions. Like so many businesses, the state is having a hard time finding qualified people to work at these essential places. I would also like to stress this raise does not include members of the General Assembly.


The supplemental budget also includes $20 million that would go to grants for safety improvements at our schools, which could help many of our rural school districts.


I am honored to serve as your senator in the Missouri Senate. If, at any time, you have questions, concerns or ideas regarding state government, please feel free to contact me at (573) 751-8793 or


Funeral Director Day at the Capitol, Greenlawn Funeral
Greg Bird (Polk County), Sen. Crawford and Brent Barnes
(Greene County)
Green Ridge R-8 School District, Pettis County
Angie Hagedorn, Rodney Edington, Rachel Hammers,
Sen. Crawford, Brett Hieronymus and Superintendent
Dr. Jamie Burkhart
Missouri Municipal League Legislative Day at the Capitol,
Sedalia City Council
Steve Bloess, Bob Hiller, Sen. Crawford, Rhiannon Foster
and Tom Oldham
Missouri Municipal League Legislative Day at the Capitol
Fair Play Mayor Dewey Rumfelt, Sen. Crawford and
Morrisville Mayor Dustin Kessler
Missouri Retired Teachers Association Day at the Capitol
Don Kauble (Benton County) and Sen. Crawford
County Clerks Day at Capitol
Rachel Lightfoot (Polk County) and Sen. Crawford
Leadership Buffalo State Government Day at the Capitol
Penny Morgans, John Crawford, Travis Elliott, Tracy
Strickland (Facilitator), Milo Kelly, Leah Stitt, Dakoda Johnson,
Rep. Knight, Sen. Crawford, Beth Meyers, Connor White,
Lennon Ellis, Isabelle Monday, Holly Glor and Mindy Morris
Missouri Bankers Association Leadership Day at the Capitol
Jon Fish, BTC Bank (Pettis County); Josh Sater, Equity Bank
(Benton County), Sen. Crawford; and Michael
Schnakenberg, Community National Bank and Trust
(Benton County)
West Central Region Farm Bureau
Ed Holhubner (Pettis County), Craig Guffin (Pettis County),
Sharon Arnold (Bates County), Sen. Crawford, Gary
Noakes (St. Clair County) and Theo Rieckhoff, MOFB Legislative Intern
Tim and Beth Francka, (Polk County), and Sen. Crawford
Tim was confirmed by the Missouri Senate as a member of
the Missouri State University Board of Governors.
Travis Elliott (Dallas County) visited Sen. Crawford at the
Capitol and spoke to Leadership Buffalo.
Nevada High School Civics Class (Vernon County) visited
Sen. Crawford at the Capitol.