JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is announcing over $47 million in additional budget restrictions to deal with COVID-19.

The restrictions include reduced funding for nine state agencies, Office of the Attorney General, and the General Assembly. Earlier this month, Parson announced the first round of budget restrictions totaling $180 million.

“COVID-19 is unlike anything we have ever dealt with before, and like many families during this time, we are having to make adjustments and cut back on our state expenditures,” Governor Parson said. “These are not easy decisions, but this is the right thing to do to ensure our budget is balanced and that we are financially prepared to deal with the impacts of COVID-19 going forward.”

He also announced that he signed a bill, HB 2456, to continue funding some of the state’s most essential health care services through reimbursement allowances.