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Legislature discusses higher education funding in Missouri

Date: December 10, 2012
By: Lauren Bale
State Capitol Bureau

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A committee continues to work on a proposal for higher education funding in Missouri
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Wrap: A joint legislative committee began working on a model for funding higher education in Missouri.

Work will have to be done during the session in order to make the college funding formula official.

Chairman David Pierce says the committee will use ideas from other states, as well as new ideas to create an education model that fits the needs of Missouri. 

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Description: "Every state does it differently, so there's no one state we can look to and say that's what we want so we are in many ways creating our own plans baased on the past and where we want to go."

The committee has until Dec. 31 2012 to submit questions and comments about the proposal.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Lauren Bale

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Work begins on a model for Funding Higher Education in Missouri
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Wrap: A joint legislative committee met to discuss plans for funding higher education in Missouri.

Committee Chairman David Pierce says he is optimistic about the progress made before Christmas break.

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Description: "This is a work in progress. Our deadline was December 31st 2013 and yet I think we're making very good progress, it's not easy."

Pierce is chair of the Senate Education Committee.

The committee has until December 31st 2012 to submit questions and concerns about the proposal.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Lauren Bale.


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