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A conservative group is targeting Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon with new ads in support of a ballot measure limiting the governor's budget-balancing powers.

The Missouri Club for Growth says it began airing TV ads today in support of proposed Constitutional Amendment 10 on the November ballot.

The proposal would allow legislators to reverse a governor's decision to freeze or slow the rate of spending for items in the state budget. It also would limit the governor's ability to assume new revenue from policy proposals when making budget recommendations.

MU professor wants to reexamine university spending

Feb 1, 2012
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As Governor Jay Nixon is proposing a large cut to funding for higher education, MU English Professor Richard Schwartz is encouraging students and universities to reconsider everything their money is going towards.  In his e-book, “Is a College Education Still Worth the Price?,” Schwartz says that universities, like MU, have many services and benefits for students that are driving up student costs.

"Students in general in America live better now than they lived when I went to college and living better costs more," Schwartz said.