Missouri governor to outline budget, set policy goals

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | 7:35 a.m. CST; updated 11:34 a.m. CST, Wednesday, January 19, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri schools, colleges and state employees will be learning soon whether Gov. Jay Nixon has targeted them for funding cuts.

The Democratic governor is to present his annual budget and State of the State address Wednesday evening to a joint session of the House and Senate.

Nixon's budget director has said K-12 public schools will not get the full amount called for by the state's funding formula. The governor and lawmakers have said they merely hope to hold basic school funding flat for next year.

School busing aid, college scholarships and basic aid to public colleges and universities all got cut in the current budget. Nixon is expected to reveal Wednesday whether he believes they need additional cuts for the budget year that begins July 1.

Where to watch or hear the governor's speech

Radio: KBIA/91.3 FM will air the speech at 7 p.m.

TV: KMOS (PBS) will air the address and response beginning at 9 p.m.

Online: Watch the address live at


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