Missouri Senate Panel Considers Cuts To Reading Programs
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri Senate panel is proposing cuts to reading programs next fiscal year. The panel stripped funding for a supplemental reading program and the Bright Futures Program. Both were aimed at increasing reading among young children. The supplemental program had been allotted $3.5 million for this fiscal year, but Gov. Jay Nixon blocked spending on $2.5 million of that because of lagging revenues.