State House Democrats Back More Ed Funding

1 decade 3 years 5 months ago Tuesday, November 28 2006 Nov 28, 2006 Tuesday, November 28, 2006 7:41:13 PM CST November 28, 2006 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY - House Democrats are backing a 12.6 percent funding increase for Missouri colleges and universities. Democrats said Tuesday they will support a $111 million spending increase for public higher education institutions, which would be a record high in state funding. They said the increase is the same amount recommended by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, but there is no word if Gov. Blunt will propose an increase that large or if Republican lawmakers will support it. Funding for colleges and universities grew by two percent in the current state budget but, because of several years of budget cuts, higher education funding still has not returned to the state's 2002 level.

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