JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators have adopted a budget proposal that includes stable funding for public colleges and universities next year.
Senators voted 31-1 to pass the measure Wednesday. That locked in enough money to maintain the same funding for schools next year. The fiscal year ends in June.
Republican Gov. Eric Greitens originally recommended that the Republican-led Legislature cut $68 million from colleges and universities compared to what they’re expected to receive this year.
But legislative leaders quickly panned the plan.
The budget passed by senators also includes an additional $2 million for Harris-Stowe State University and $2.5 million to Missouri Southern State University.