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2002 Higher Ed. Stories
Newspaper Story - The state took in $102 million less than anticipated in the first four months of the fiscal year. This could lead to further cuts in higher education.
Radio Story - Some State legislators are concerned that the salary increase will cause more cuts within the university
Newspaper Story - As an announcement nears on the University of Missouri system presidency, Missouri officials say there are no easy solutions to higher education budgeting.
Radio Story - 11 St. Louis area schools make the Department of Education's Concerned Schools List, including one school Governor Holden once referred to as a model of improvement.
Radio Story - Holden has no source for the $31 million he promised UMKC.
Newspaper Story - A report from state auditor Claire McCaskill charged the Department of Higher Education with billing the state for employee meals costing as much as $60 each.
Newspaper Story - the story of education funding has been a tale of two vastly divergent issues, with elementary and secondary school districts walking away with funding increases and higher education institutions the victim of withholdings and budget cuts.
Newspaper Story - The Senate postponed debate on a bill that would have changed the name of Southwest Missouri State College to Missouri State University, leaving the bill in limbo with less than two weeks left in the legislative session.
Newspaper Story - With two full days remaining before a constitutional deadline to pass appropriations bills, Gov. Holden urged House GOP to reconsider their opposition to the proposal
Newspaper Story - The Senate Appropriations Committee approved use of the so-called Rainy Day Fund to make up revenue shortfalls for the current fiscal year.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Holden is meeting with House and Senate leaders about how to bridge a projected $250 million budget gap, while the Office of Administration denies that a decision has been made to withhold money for Higher Education
Newspaper Story - After nearly nine hours of debate and the announcement of $250 million in additional 2002 budget shortfalls, the Senate approved a $18.8 billion budget Thursday night.
Radio Story - The Senate Appropriation Committee cut Bright Flight Scholarships by 10 percent.
Newspaper Story - The House's $720,000 message to the University of Missouri fell on deaf ears in the Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday night.
Newspaper Story - The House approved a request by MU to lease land in order to gain money to build a performing arts center.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Education Committee heard testimony on the proposed change of Southwest Missouri State University's name to Missouri State University
Radio Story - The House gave preliminary approval to a bill that allows the student on the UM board of curators to vote.
Newspaper Story - The Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee voiced concerns over $500,000 cut to the University of Missouri's budget over a patriotic ribbon policy at KOMU-TV
Radio Story - The house passed an amendment that cuts an amount equal to the salary of a University of Missouri-St. Louis Lobbyist
Radio Story - The House adopted amendments cutting University funding as a message to the University.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House on Wednesday adopted amendments which would reduce the University of Missouri's budget by $720,000 in retaliation against criticized policies.
Radio Story - The Missouri House cuts UM's budget in response to lawmakers' anger at three members of university's faculty and staff
Newspaper Story - The House approved Southwest Missouri State University changing its name to Missouri State University.
Newspaper Story - The house budget committee slashed the coordinating board for higher education by 62%.
Newspaper Story - The House budget committee has voted to decrease the higher education's coordinating board budget by 62%.
Newspaper Story - The House gave preliminary approval to a bill that would change the name of four Missouri institutions of higher education.
Newspaper Story - The House Budget committee upheld 10 percent cuts proposed to the Higher Education budget, but voted against an additional 1 percent cut.
Newspaper Story - Public colleges and universities are spending more than $800,000 every year lobbying Missouri lawmakers for more funding, according to state records.
Newspaper Story - A House committee gave tentative approval last week to Gov. Bob Holden's proposal to cut $49 million from the University of Missouri's budget.
Radio Story - Missouri's governor says he supports legislation that cuts $45 million from what is defined as "full funding" for public schools.
Newspaper Story - The school wants to be renamed Missouri State University. They say it will help get out of state students, grants, and gifts, and attract top national faculty.
Newspaper Story - Some lawmakers and higher education officials are charging that Gov. Bob Holden is boosting funds for public schools on the backs of the state's institutions of higher education.
Newspaper Story - While amateur athletes in the Olympics are still getting public attention, Missouri legislators are trying to protect college athletes from abusive agents.
Radio Story - Teachers who don't want to go back to school to obtain an administrators certificate, may find it easier to do so under a new Senate bill.
Radio Story - A bill that seeks to revoke professional licenses of people who have defaulted on their student loans is waiting to be sent to committee.
Newspaper Story - Presidents from several Missouri universities and colleges joined the commissioner of the Coordinating Board of Higher Education to answer questions about Gov. Holden's proposed budget from the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Radio Story - Republicans want new legislation in place to make prosecution of terrorists easier.
Radio Story - House Republicans presented proposals to avoid future terrorist attacks.
Newspaper Story - Higher education officials told a House appropriations committee they wanted to be treated with the same financial kindness that Gov. Bob Holden showed for local public schools.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Philip Smith, D-Louisiana, presented his bill to the House higher-education committee today.
Newspaper Story - Almost $50 million in spending cuts -- that is what the University of Missouri might face under the budget plan proposed by Gov. Bob Holden Wednesday.
Newspaper Story - MU Students would get a greated voice in future tuition increases and university policy under a proposal to have a voting student member of the Board of Curators.
Newspaper Story - Legislators focus on maintaining education funding for the Formula Foundation plan despite budget cuts.
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