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Jan. 19, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Higher Ed Cuts

The president of the university in Maryville calls the governor's proposal to cut higher education funding for the 3rd year in a row a "Game Changer".

Dr. John Jasinski says this would translate to more than 4 million dollars from the Northwest Missouri State budget. He says the school has gone through years of finding efficiencies and keeping tuition level, but now administrators are being forced to look at ending some programs, services, and employees. Jasinski says the larger question is how to balance the importance of higher education for the state of Missouri.

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Jasinski says he's hearing lawmakers are not receiving the governor's budget cuts to colleges and universities well. He adds his leadership team will try to have a public decision on the future of programs at the university in Maryville by early April. You can hear the complete interview and the president's thoughts during our morning conversation, that's at 11:06 tomorrow morning.