Nixon releases money for several scholarships, programs

4 years 5 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, November 05 2014 Nov 5, 2014 Wednesday, November 05, 2014 2:42:00 PM CST November 05, 2014 in News
By: Ben Wilson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon released nearly $5.7 million for several scholarships, programs and task forces Wednesday.

The action follows the Department of Economic Development's announcement saying Missouri's non-farm payroll employment grew by 8,100 jobs in September.

"Missouri's continued economic growth allows us to make these priority investments while maintaining a balanced budget," Nixon said. "We will continue to carefully monitor revenue collections and exercise fiscal discipline to ensure that state government lives within its means."

The Governor released $5,675,330. Here's how the money breaks down:

  • $2 million for Missouri's A+ Scholarship program
  • $1 million for Access Missouri Scholarships
  • $1 million to support high-tech startups through the Missouri Technology Corporation
  • $500,000 for Missouri's multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Forces
  • $451,554 for the Missouri Rx Program
  • $723,776 for Public library grants

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