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June 14, 2011ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Harris

Missouri Western Cuts

Missouri Western State University's state appropriation is being cut yet again.

Governor Jay Nixon announced Western's 8.2% cut, which is the largest in the state. Western already receives the lowest appropriation in the state per full-time student said president of the university Dr. Robert Vartabedian. He says he is shocked and disappointed with governor's decision of this year's cut on top of last years, 5.2% cut.

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Vartabedian adds those un-funded mandatories are utilities and other expenses Missouri Western has to pay. Each year the school pays about a million dollars in those unfunded mandatories.