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Obama signs Mo. disaster declaration

Date: March 23, 2011
By: Christi Warren
State Capitol Bureau

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Federal aid is on the way to cover Missouri's winter storm costs.
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Wrap: President Obama signed a declaration declaring Missouri's February snow storm a major disaster.

The declaration will make federal funding available to local governments to help finance costs within the 59 counties hit by the storm. 

This comes after President Obama approved $64 million in aid to cover the costs incurred during Illinois' winter storm.

The amount of aid Missouri will receive is unknown, though their original request was for $14 million.

From Jefferson City, I'm Christi Warren.


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