House members approved the amendments during a final roll-call vote March 29, sending the bill and its amendments to the Senate for hearing and revision.
MU students, high school students and adults marched from the capitol to the governor’s mansion, where they rallied and gave testimonies against proposed higher education budget cuts.
Each of the candidates that are currently representing the Columbia area in the Missouri House of Representatives voted against UM System budget cuts.
Another proposed amendment to the budget, which was withdrawn, would cut state funding for MU from $169,305,944 to $1.
“As we have seen what has unfolded at University of Missouri, things spinning out of hand and absolute lack of leadership,” Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, said.
Five students express their various views on the proposed funding cuts and Melissa Click’s actions.
Copy of order cites that MU is vital to the financial well being of central Missouri.
Revenue from cures found at the facility would go toward bridge infrastructure, grants for college, health care, and tax refunds for Missourians.
Gov. Jay Nixon has put a hold on all four 50-50 fund match capital projects approved by the legislature last year after tax revenue fell short of estimates.
Our state is creating a deadly precedent when it comes to education funding, and it’s time for that to change.
UM System’s legislative goals are centered on increased state funding for higher education.
Officials say an aging population is worsening the shortage.
The tuition increases were approved by the Board of Curators in a 6-1 vote.
The committee discusses issues regarding higher education funding in Missouri.
Renovations for McKee, Waters and Mumford could take a while to begin as the state legislature debates funding.
MU still has three buildings that have ranked 0.5 or higher on the Facilities Conditions Needs Index.
The program grants high school students two years of funding at a community college.
Higher education institutions will receive more than $43 million.
Nearly 25 percent of the cuts will come from the Division of Student Affairs.