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MOPNS Helps Restore University Extension Funding Cuts

February 13th, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

Does anyone else think that its just a coincidence that, on the same day we embarrassed Jay with this post of a picture of his luxury box at Mizzou Arena, (that included a link to a Southeast Missourian article reporting on his University extension cuts) that Jay reversed himself later that day and supposedly restored the cuts? We guess it looked bad yukking it up in a lobbyist paid luxury box while you’re cutting the university’s budget!

Why do we say supposedly? Here’s an excerpt from an article written yesterday by SNL reporter Chad Livengood:

Gov. Jay Nixon’s plan to scale back cuts to the University of Missouri Extension would still result in the loss of 75 faculty and staff jobs at outreach centers across the state.

That’s according to Michael Ouart, vice provost for extension at MU, who appeared before the House Agricultural Policy Committee on Thursday to make a case for no cut in overall funding to extension. Nixon’s current plan is to cut $5.3 million in funding. Read more…

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