http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon withdraws Higher Ed. funding proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-withdraws-higher-ed-funding-proposal-0 <p><em>Updated 3:24 p.m.</em></p><p>A proposal has been scrapped by&nbsp;Governor Jay Nixon (D) to borrow money from Missouri&rsquo;s state universities to help balance the state&rsquo;s budget.</p><p>The idea was floated last month, in which $106 million in reserve funds from five of Missouri&rsquo;s largest universities would be used to shore up the Department of Higher Education&rsquo;s budget for the next fiscal year, which begins in July.&nbsp; That sparked an outcry from both university officials and lawmakers. Thu, 05 Jan 2012 21:24:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2797 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon withdraws Higher Ed. funding proposal Morning headlines: Friday, December 16, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-december-16-2011 <p><strong>Nixon wants Mo. universities to consider tapping into reserves to plug hole in budget</strong></p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:24:50 +0000 Julie Bierach 2694 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, December 16, 2011