Gov. Nixon turns spotlight on education in his State of the State Address

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)– Missouri Governor Jay Nixon turned the spotlight on education Tuesday night in his State of the State Address.

Calling it the best economic development tool there is, Nixon called for $496 million additional dollars for education from preschool to grad school.

The governor’s budget would nearly triple funding for the Missouri pre-school program, freeze tuition for undergraduates, and give more to the access Missouri scholarship program. He says our kids deserve it.

The governor also called for the legislature to fix the law that resulted in thousands of students transfers this year. On the healthcare front, Nixon again insisted on the need to expand Medicaid.

Read the full state of the state address