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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2011
Gov. Nixon Reserves $25 Million for Joplin Tornado Recovery
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - In response to the historic tornado that hit Joplin on Sunday, May 22, Gov. Jay Nixon has instructed State Budget Director Linda Luebbering to reserve $25 million from next year's budget to be used to address the immediate needs from the deadly tornado.
This $25 million is on top of the $25 million that the Governor has already reserved to help pay for flooding in southeastern Missouri.
Money for emergency response and cleanup will come from Missouri's Fiscal Year 2012 budget, which begins on July 1.
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