Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Nixon promises more funding for public education

COLUMBIA, MO (KBIA) - Governor Jay Nixon promised Missouri educators Tuesday he would devote his efforts toward developing quality public schooling. Speaking at a conference for public school teachers and administrators in Columbia, the Governor says he will “reign in tax credit programs” and put more funding into public education.

“If you continue on a 408 percent increase of credits and leave everything else flat and these tax credits get going even more, we’ll just have the same problem bigger in years to come. This is the time,” Nixon said.

Nixon says he wants to use additional funding to move Missouri into the top 10 states in the U.S. for public schooling. In particular, he stressed the need for the Missouri General Assembly to pass an education funding reform package in 2012.

Ryan Famuliner, KBIA


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