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Governor Nixon approves budget for next year

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Governor Nixon approves budget for next year

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a $26 billion operating budget for next fiscal year that had been passed by the Legislature. Nixon on Friday touted the budget’s $84 million increase in basic aid for public K-12 school districts, compared with this year, as well as its increased funding for […]

Governor Nixon approves budget for next year

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a $26 billion operating budget for next fiscal year that had been passed by the Legislature.

Nixon on Friday touted the budget’s $84 million increase in basic aid for public K-12 school districts, compared with this year, as well as its increased funding for early childhood education.

The budget that takes effect July 1 also includes a $12 million increase in performance-based funding for public colleges and universities.

The Democratic governor said he was disappointed that the Republican-led Legislature cut about $90 million in funding for various social services and public welfare programs.

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By Colin Jeffery

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