education cuts

The State Senate is considering a budget that would increase funding for elementary and secondary schools and hold higher education funding steady. 

The Missouri House has passed all 13 bills that make up the state’s budget and sent them to the Senate.  The process took longer than expected, because of the large number of Democrats who took issue with cutting funding to blind pensions and for not spending enough on K-through-12 schools. 

The House Budget Committee approved a plan Wednesday to reverse Governor Nixon’s proposed cuts to the Higher Education Budget. 

Gov. Nixon speaks with University leaders about cuts

Feb 9, 2012
KBIA file photo

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