Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Truman State adds mandatory fee to cover budget withholds - Ashley Jost, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

After years of making cuts in the age of smaller state appropriations, additional withholds to the current budget year has one public university adding a fee to the spring semester costs. Truman State University had an additional $3.1 million withheld from the current fiscal year by Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, last month, one week after he took office. The $146 million in total cuts, the brunt of which affected higher education, stemmed from Greitens’ effort to address a slowdown in state revenue. The cuts to colleges ultimately breaks a pact made between schools and then-Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, to receive full funding for the fiscal year in exchange for keeping tuition low.

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