Missouri schools, employees bracing for potential cuts - KMOV.com

Missouri schools, employees bracing for potential cuts


   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri schools and state employees are bracing for potential spending cuts as Gov. Jay Nixon outlines his budget plan for next year.
The Democratic governor was to present his annual budget and State of the State address Wednesday evening to a joint session of the House and Senate.
Nixon's budget director has said K-12 public schools will not get the full amount called for by the state's funding formula. But Nixon has not said whether he will recommend that school aid be cut or remain flat in the budget year that starts July 1.
Nixon has said he likely will recommend the elimination of more state employee positions. He also has said that colleges and universities are potential areas for cuts.
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