As a new year in the Missouri Legislature begins, leaders of the Republican Supermajority began setting spending priorities, especially for the $2.8 billion surplus that has come from federal COVID aid money.
Senator Dan Hegeman, R- Cosby, chairs the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. House Speaker Pro Tem John Wiemann, R-St. Charles, is the second in leadership in the Missouri House.
They both spoke with Ashley Byrd about the options for spending that money.
Interview with Sen. Dan Hegeman (17:50)
Interview with Rep. John Wiemann (13:50)