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Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill into law today that calls for more uniformity among higher education institutions in Missouri.

Newscast for May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri's annual legislative session comes to a close.
  • Missouri Gaming Commission chairman announces plans to step down.
  • Officials of Missouri colleges and universities to meet in Columbia, Mo. next week.
  • Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson travels to Missouri to aid Republican John Brunner's campaign.

Officials of Missouri colleges and universities will gather next week for a day-long conference on issues including finances and academic quality.

The state Coordinating Board for Higher Educations is sponsoring the June 7 meeting in Columbia. It's expected to draw about 100 top administrators and members of governing boards, along with leaders of national organizations.

A task force is recommending that funding for universities and community colleges in Missouri be based in part on graduation rates and other performance-based criteria.