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Nixon Denounces Blunt’s Higher Ed Plan

May 23rd, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Having just finished my undergraduate studies, and now heading to law school in the fall, I can certainly appreciate a governor and legislature enacting legislation that limits tuition increases and creates more need based scholarships. Must be campaign season!

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Jay Nixon denounced Gov. Matt Blunt’s prized higher education legislation as a raid on the state’s student loan authority that will make it more difficult Missourians to afford college.

Nixon’s criticism Tuesday came as Blunt prepared to kick off a three-day state tour in St. Louis on Wednesday promoting enactment of the bill, which will use $350 million from the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority to finance dozens of college building projects.

The legislation also imposes limits on university tuition increases and combines the state’s two primary financial-need scholarships into a new program that would serve thousands of additional students. Read more…



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