Politics
5:48 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Gov. Nixon speaks with University leaders about cuts

Two days after promising a decrease to higher education cuts, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon met with university presidents in Jefferson City.

Nixon met with university administrators from around the state behind closed doors Thursday, with possible tuition increases on the table.

After the meeting, University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe said the topic was brought up, but deferred comment to the Governor's office, which was not available for comment.

Nixon promised Tuesday to slice nearly $40 million from his proposed 2013 higher education cuts.

The move came after Missouri attorney general Chris Koster said the state might get nearly $140 million from a lawsuit settlement.

Thursday Koster said the state might now get up to $196 million.