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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Students, faculty and parents at Missouri Baptist University in suburban St. Louis are urging Gov. Jay Nixon to rethink his plan to eliminate state scholarships at private schools.
About 500 students, parents and faculty showed up for a rally Monday, where they signed letters of protest and made phone calls opposing Nixon's proposal.
Missouri Baptist leaders say the state would be the first in the nation to make cuts that only impact private schools.
Nixon is proposing cuts to programs like Access Missouri and Bright Flight, but only for nonpublic colleges and universities. The governor has said the cuts are necessary because of a significant budget shortfall.
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