State lawmakers give final approval to a bill that allows people conducting spinal cord research to receive larger state grants. The legislation would substantially increase the maximum size of grants for spinal cord research from $50,000 to $250,000. The grants are awarded by the University of Missouri Columbia. They’re funded by a $2 court fee charged on every criminal or infraction case. The house passed the bill on Tuesday. Senators approved the legislation back in march, so it now goes to the governor.