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March 31, 2014JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  |  By: Andy Campbell

Funding for Higher Education

The Missouri House General Assembly is underway with the state's budget being a key issue for discussion.
The House just held third readings for all 13 budget bills.
Missouri State Representative, Mike Thomson, of Maryville, says he is pleased with the result of Missouri's proposed education budget.

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Though the budget increase is small, it will keep higher education from making cuts to programming. Thomson says in some cases, this small increases can be just as difficult as budget cuts.

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Thomson adds the Senate is working on a bond proposal that would allow $600 million for deferred maintenance and upkeep to public buildings, including universities.