UPDATE: Gov. Jay Nixon cuts $172 million from Missouri budget, including education funding

Friday, June 10, 2011 | 3:39 p.m. CDT; updated 5:08 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 14, 2011

ST LOUIS — Gov. Jay Nixon cut funding for education and other programs Friday to help offset Missouri's mounting tab from a disastrous spring in which a deadly tornado and widespread flooding destroyed thousands of homes, businesses and farms.