Greitens’ proposed budget includes higher ed cuts

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announced his resignation Tuesday and will leave office Friday, June 1.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens released his recommendations for the 2019 fiscal year budget today.

Within the Governor’s recommended budget, $1.1 billion is allocated to the state Department of Higher Education. This includes $678.4 million in core funding to Missouri’s 10 four-year public colleges and universities, which falls $76.4 million below the requested budget for the 2019 fiscal year.

Under this recommendation, Truman State University would receive $37.5 million in core funding from the state of Missouri, which is $4.2 million less than appropriated in 2018 and $1.1 million less than Truman spent of their 2017 fiscal year appropriations.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. For more information about Gov. Greitens’ budget recommendations and what they mean for Truman, continue to check this story and pick up a copy of The Index on Jan. 25.