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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Attorney General Jay Nixon is denouncing Governor Blunt's higher education initiative. On Wednesday, Blunt plans to sign into law a bill that would take $350 million from the state's student loan authority to finance college buildings around the state. The bill also would limit university tuition increases and create a new scholarship program. It's one of Blunt's top priorities. But Nixon said it would raid the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority of money that otherwise could be used for low-cost student loans. The disagreement could be a preview of the 2008 governor's race. Both Blunt and Nixon are expected to run.

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