Nixon Restores Funding for Public Colleges and Universities

5 years 10 months 6 days ago Tuesday, February 07 2012 Feb 7, 2012 Tuesday, February 07, 2012 4:33:00 PM CST February 07, 2012 in News
By: Travis Jackson

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon submitted an amendment to his recommended budget for the 2013 Fiscal Year that restores $40 million in funding for Missouri's public colleges and universities Tuesday.

Attorney General Chris Koster announced that Missouri is expected to receive a total of more than $140 million in benefits under a proposed settlement by states' attorneys general. Nixon's budget amendment directs $40 million to Missouri's public colleges and universities from the state's General Revenue fund.

Nixon will meet with the presidents and chancellors of Missouri's two and four-year colleges and universities on Thursday to brief them on the amendment to the budget. The recommended budget already includes funding for Missouri's student scholarship programs such as A+, Bright Flight and Access Missouri.

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