Gov. Nixon proposes education funding boost

7:42 PM, Jan 28, 2013   |    comments
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing additional money for K-12 schools, colleges and universities and early childhood programs in the next budget.

The governor's budget released Monday for the fiscal year that starts July 1 would add $66 million into Missouri's roughly $3 billion school funding formula. But state government would need to add a total of $686 million next academic year to meet the full amount called for by the formula.

Nixon proposes to increase funding for public colleges and universities by an average of 4 percent, with each institution's raise based upon performance.

The proposed budget also calls for doubling state funding for preschool and early childhood programs.

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