higher education cuts Nixon Blasts Tax Cut Bill Sent To Him By Missouri Lawmakers By Marshall Griffin • Apr 17, 2014 A controversial tax cut proposal has been sent to Gov. Jay Nixon, after the Missouri House passed it late Wednesday afternoon. Nixon signs and cuts budget By Marshall Griffin • Jun 22, 2012 Missouri’s state budget for next year has been signed into law, but Governor Jay Nixon also carved $15 million out of the spending plan that takes effect July 1. Mo. governor makes more cuts to higher education By editor • Jun 22, 2012 Governor Jay Nixon (D) has signed Missouri’s $24 billion budget into law, but he also sliced $15 million from next year’s spending plan. Lincoln University cuts December commencement for now By Marie Mandelberg • May 31, 2012 KOMUnews / Flickr December graduates at Lincoln University are going to have to wait another five months before they can walk across the stage. Lincoln is suspending December commencement activities until further notice.