Forsee calls for more state higher ed support

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - University of Missouri system President Gary Forsee wants state lawmakers and Gov. Jay Nixon to boost
financial support of higher education.

In a speech to the Missouri Board of Curators Friday, Forsee called for revival of a bond issue to finance campus building
projects.

The former Sprint Nextel CEO cited a favorable financial market in his annual State of the University speech but told university
curators that the "window will likely close this year."

Missouri lawmakers last year considered a plan to spend several hundred million dollars on college construction and other state
building needs. That bond proposal was approved by the House but stalled in the Senate. A similar proposal is back before the
Legislature.

The curators' meeting took place at the Kansas City campus.
 

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