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Nixon Ready to Spend More Money on Education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says the state finances are in good shape going into a new budget year, so he wants to spend some serious money on education.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says the state finances are in good shape going into a new budget year, so he wants to spend some serious money on education.

During his State of the State speech, the governor called for 34 million more dollars for higher education and an increase of 100-million dollars above the current fiscal year for elementary and secondary education.

"Now, of course with increased funding, come higher expectations. We expect better test scores, higher graduation rates, more college degrees and more Missourians ready to compete for the best jobs in the global economy."

Nixon's plan also calls for $17 million to be spent on early childhood education.
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