Missouri Governor outlines priorities for the state


Web Editor - Nick Miller

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon gave an update on his priorities for the state on Tuesday night.

He is calling for more money for education in his 'state of the state' address. On top of the increased K-12 funding, Nixon also pushed for tripling funds for grants to preschools, freezing tuition at public universities, and increasing scholarship money for Missouri high school graduates.

"This is the test, and this is the year, to get serious about fully funding our schools. Our local schools will put these dollars to work in a big way for our kids and communities," said Nixon.

Nixon is projecting about 200 million more dollars for his budget than republicans in the state house. He says he believes the state will be working with higher revenue estimates.