Gov. Jay Nixon to Discuss Missouri Higher Education Budget
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon plans to discuss college affordability and funding for higher education.
Nixon was scheduled to travel Wednesday to Southeast Missouri State University and to Missouri State University. But the governor’s office cancelled the morning trip to Cape Girardeau college campus because of weather conditions in the area.
Nixon told higher education officials in October he would propose a significant funding boost for colleges and universities but did not specify the amount he would recommend for next year’s budget.
In November, he proposed an additional $5,000 annually through the merit-based Bright Flight scholarship for students who agree to work-full time in Missouri immediately after graduation.