Nixon Reverses $12M in Budget Cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (AP) –  Missouri schools will get additional money because Gov. Jay Nixon has decided to reverse a few of the budget cuts he made earlier this year.

Nixon released about $12 million of previously blocked spending, including $9 million for public schools. He cited a report released a day earlier showing Missouri revenues grew by 5.8 percent in September compared with the same time last year.

The school funding was part of $59 million of budget cuts Nixon announced last month, after lawmakers overrode his vetoes to enact new tax breaks.

Nixon also released money for the University of Missouri-Kansas City, community health clinics and a Sullivan County lake project that been on hold since July.

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