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Columbia city officials are still discussing options for shoring up a projected one-million-dollar shortfall in the city’s transit budget.

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A proposal to cut state funding to higher education would be devastating, according to MU Chancellor Brady Deaton.

Speaking on KBIA’s Intersection, Deaton said the 12.5% cut to MU’s budget would set the university’s state funding back to 1997 levels, despite having increased student enrollment by 50% in the time since. He says this would come on top of an already low record of state funding to higher education, with Missouri ranking lowest in terms of per capita funding among southeastern states.

A proposal has been scrapped by the Nixon administration to borrow money from Missouri’s state universities to help balance the state’s budget.


Missouri Senator Roy Blunt said with the defeat of two balanced budget amendments today, Congress has reached a “generational moment”.