Cuts to Higher Education Worry Lawmakers

Jan 25, 2018

Missouri lawmakers are expressing concern about proposed budget cuts to higher education. 

During an appropriations hearing on Wednesday afternoon, state representatives heard a presentation from the Missouri Department of Higher Education on an overview of the 2019 budget. 

Governor Eric Greitens' budget recommends a cut on higher education of over ninety-six million dollars. 

Representative Donna Lichtenegger, the chair of the higher education committee, is worried about the impact these cuts will have on universities that have already significantly cut their spending due to government recommendations. 

Lichtenegger hopes the cuts will not be as bad as initially projected.