Saturday, February 4, 2017

Missouri Gov. Greitens announces $146 million in cuts; higher education takes biggest blow - DAVE HELLING, Kansas City Star

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Monday he will cut $146.4 million from the state budget because of lower-than-expected revenues and a poor state economy. More than half the cuts will come from the Department of Higher Education, which oversees the state’s public colleges and universities. “We must come together, tighten our belts, be smart and wise with our tax dollars, and work our way out of this hole by bringing more jobs with higher pay to the people of Missouri,” Greitens said in a statement. But the biggest cuts by far were made to colleges and universities — almost $79 million in spending for public post-secondary schools was chopped.

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