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Missouri Capitol Building in Jefferson City
(Missourinet) - College presidents from around Missouri came to Jefferson City with one goal in mind.
To try and convince state lawmakers not to go along with the governor's proposed 12.5% cutback in state funding for higher education.
They told a house committee not only would jobs be lost and tuition and other costs raised, it could put the cost of higher education out of reach for the average family in Missouri.
Missouri State University interim President Cliff Smart says keeping college affordable and of good quality is becoming harder and harder as state funding as steadily declined. In the case of MSU, 25% over the past three years.
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