Up to Date
Wed January 18, 2012
Snips, Cuts And Slashes In Missouri
Higher education is on the chopping block once again in Jefferson City.
Last night during his State of the State address, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon proposed another tough budget. This one would cut spending on state universities by $90 million -- or nearly 13 percent. That, of course, comes on top of other cuts to higher education in recent years. Medicaid is also being cut...but Gov. Nixon also proposed new ways to create jobs.
In the second half of Wednesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with State Senators Will Kraus (R, Lee's Summit) and Jolie Justus (D, Kansas City) and St. Louis Public Radio statehouse reporter Marshall Griffin about what they heard during last night's address, and legislation likely to face the Missouri General Assembly this session.