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Governor Nixon proposes funding for autism treatment and research

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Governor Nixon proposes funding for autism treatment and research

Nixon believes lawmakers will support the proposal. He will present his full budget before Wednesday’s State of the State address

Governor Nixon proposes funding for autism treatment and research

(KTRS/AP) – Governor Jay Nixon is pushing for $131 million of new spending in next year’s budget to fund developmental disabilities research.

The Governor says the funds would come from the state and federal government and would allow Missouri to pay for 100 new health care providers over the next five years. The money would also pay for a new autism center at Truman State University and the expansion of an autism facility at Mercy in the St. Louis area.

Nixon believes lawmakers will support the proposal. He will present his full budget before Wednesday’s State of the State address.

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