JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A commission set up by Republican legislative leaders to review policies and procedures at the University of Missouri will not get any state funds this year.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced Wednesday that he is withholding $750,000 in state funding set aside for the Missouri Review Commission. It was part of $115.5 million in funding restrictions Nixon announced to balance the state’s budget.
The commission formed after demonstrations rocked the Columbia campus last fall.
The Democratic governor had no input on the panel’s membership.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports no commission meetings have been scheduled. The appropriation would have reimbursed member expenses, paid staff and helped hire consultants. The commission is working under a Dec. 31 deadline so it will not be funded until after Nixon leaves office in January.