Universities in Missouri receive funds


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Universities in Missouri receive funds

Schools around the state of Missouri welcomed the release of more than $43 million by Gov. Jay Nixon for Missouri universities on Thursday, Sept. 11, according to an official press release from the Missouri Times.

The press release said that Nixon was withholding the funds until the General Assembly’s annual veto session ended. Tax breaks that were on the table were vetoed and the money was sent back into the education system.

More than $400,000 was withheld from Missouri Southern in the 2013-14 school year. After Nixon’s action, Southern is set to gain just under $930,000 from the state.

Other schools around the MIAA that will see a portion of these funds are Missouri Western State University, which will receive $650,000; Northwest Missouri State University, which will receive around $1.5 million; and the University of Central Missouri, which is set to see about $2.5 million.

Editor’s Note: Sources for the official numbers were received from area newspapers near each university. The Joplin Globe, St. Joseph News-Press, The Daily Times and the Daily Star Journal were all used for data.