UPDATE: Lawmakers might resist governor's proposed cuts to higher education

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 | 6:47 p.m. CST; updated 7:41 p.m. CST, Wednesday, January 18, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri university officials warned Wednesday of potential tuition increases, course reductions and employee furloughs if Gov. Jay Nixon's newly proposed 12.5 percent funding cut for higher education comes to fruition.