Shrinking Lottery and Gaming Revenues Lead to Education Cuts

Published 05/20 2014 04:15PM

Updated 05/20 2014 09:41PM

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) Governor Jay Nixon is making more cuts to public education.

The governor announced he will freeze more than $35 million in education spending.

The governor made the cut because of declining lottery and casino revenues.

Nixon says universities will lose around $10 million in funding.

The K-12 school funding formula stands to lose more than $24 million.

The latest round of spending cuts follows $22 million the governor withheld from education in April.

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