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Gov. Nixon urges Missouri House to reverse Budget Committee’s $44.1 million cut to K-12 education

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON

Gov. Nixon urges Missouri House to reverse Budget Committee’s $44.1 million cut to K-12 education

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today sent a letter to members of the Missouri House of Representatives urging them to restore a $44.1 million cut to K-12 education funding, made by the House Budget Committee earlier this week.

“Shortchanging our schools is not the way to build an economy of the future,” Gov. Nixon said. “The committee’s refusal to provide our local schools with the resources they were promised is both unnecessary and unacceptable. That is why I have called on members of the House to reverse this $44.1 million cut to ensure our local schools get the resources they need and deserve.”

The Fiscal Year 2014 budget as passed overestimated the revenue that would be available from riverboat gaming, lottery and other revenues dedicated to the school foundation formula. As a result, local schools stand to receive $44.1 million less than what was appropriated for the current school year. That is why the Governor’s supplemental budget request includes $44.1 million in general revenue for our K-12 classrooms to make up for this shortfall. On Tuesday, the House Budget Committee voted to pass a budget that did not include this funding.

A copy of the letter is available here.

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