davis russell http://kbia.org en Newscast for January 5, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-5-2011 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:</p><ul><li>Schools front and center for state legislature</li><li>Missouri&#39;s higher education commissioner wants to tie state funding to performance</li><li><span style="white-space: nowrap;">Tom Schlafly sells off most of his beer company</span></li></ul> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 16:01:38 +0000 Janet Saidi 6493 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 5, 2011 Commissioner predicts downplay in higher ed cuts from legislature http://kbia.org/post/commissioner-predicts-downplay-higher-ed-cuts-legislature <p>The head of Missouri&rsquo;s Higher Education Department has&nbsp;a good-news prediction&nbsp;for the state&rsquo;s colleges and universities:&nbsp;a&nbsp;downplay in&nbsp;funding cuts from legislators. By Kirk Wayman in&nbsp;Maryville. Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:58:48 +0000 Janet Saidi 6491 at http://kbia.org Commissioner predicts downplay in higher ed cuts from legislature