Governor Axes Money For Kansas City Arts Campus

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is vetoing the use of state funding to help build an arts campus in downtown Kansas City.

Greitens in a Wednesday statement said taxpayer money should not be used to help pay for the $96 million University of Missouri-Kansas City arts campus.

Missouri lawmakers in April passed a measure to issue up to $48 million in state bonds to cover half the cost of the arts campus.

The university already has made other plans to pay for the campus.

University of Missouri Board of Curators and System President Mun Choi said earlier Wednesday that the system no longer is counting on the state funding. University officials said the system will develop alternative funding plans that will be presented at the curators’ meeting in September.

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