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House Budget Cuts

April 3, 2002
By: Danielle Douglas
State Capital Bureau

Public outrage prompted one lawmaker to endorse huge cuts to the University of Missouri system budget.

Danielle Douglas has details from Jefferson City.

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The House sent a message to the school's Curators by approving amendments to cut its budget by 720-thousand dollars.

The majority of cuts stem from the lawmaker's dissatisfaction with the school's TV station, K-O-M-U.

The station refused to allow students to wear flag pins on the air after September 11th.

Southwest Missouri representative Bubs Hohulin says his office was flooded with outraged letters.

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Contents: Bubs Hohulin talks about the public outcry after KMOU's decision to not allow students to wear flags after September 11th.

By a vote of 97 to 33, the House voted to pass the cuts.


Columbia Democrat voices his concern over the House's cuts to UM's budget.

Danielle Douglas has more from Jefferson City.

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Rpresentative Chuck Graham questions the House's aim in its approval a 720-thousand dollar cut to the University of Missouri system budget.

Graham says the cuts will place an unnecessary burden on those who least deserve it.

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Contents: Chuck Graham says students, staff, and faculty will shoulder the cuts while the school's Curators have to figure out how to handle the defecit.

Lawmakers cut the school's budget in response to K-O-M-U TV's decision not to allow students to wear symbolic pins on the air after the September 11th terrorist attack.