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Missouri House deepens cuts to MU budget



The Missouri House voted to cut the University of Missouri’s 2017 budget deeper than expected on Tuesday and approved just $27.1 billion for the school’s upcoming academic year.

That amount was lower than expected because of an amendment that passed Tuesday, which moves $1 million from MU’s budget to Lincoln University in Jefferson City.  For MU, the cut piles onto the $7.6 million that was cut for UM System administration in late February.

The amendment was proposed by Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City. Representatives Chuck Basye, R-Rocheport, and Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, said they hope the Senate will reduce the cuts.

The 2017 budget takes effect beginning July 1.

Read more: Columbia Missourian, St. Louis Post Dispatch

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