COLUMBIA - Higher education will be among the most significant issues facing Missouri's next state treasurer, as the state continues to receive low marks for college affordability. Missouri ranks 47th among the 50 states in spending on higher education, and the University of Missouri System has the highest tuition among the Big 12 Conference states. The four Democratic candidates for state treasurer each offered his or her outlook and ideas for addressing higher education costs. Their responses follow. Republican Brad Lager, who is unopposed in Tuesday's election, did not respond.
State treasurer candidates weigh in on higher education
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