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Local Legislators Respond to Blunt’s Address

January 17th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

By Michael Sewall

After Gov. Matt Blunt delivered his State of the State address on Tuesday evening, local legislators were not entirely satisfied.

Higher education was a major issue discussed, and the four Columbia legislators, hailing from a town with three colleges or universities, felt that more could be done than the governor recommends.

Blunt’s plans for higher education include capital improvements, a 4.4 percent increase in the operating budgets of public colleges and universities and $100 million more for scholarships.

Despite the 4.4 increase, the local legislators feel it isn’t enough. Read more…

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