Governor Nixon proposes increase in basic aid for public schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing a $278 million increase in basic aid for public schools next year. The education funding figures are outlined in a document presented to school administrators and teachers during a meeting today at the Governor's Mansion in advance of Nixon's evening State of the State address. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the budget document.

Read Nixon's full State of the State Address here: http://bit.ly/1faqqVT

You can also read the Republican response here: http://bit.ly/19MoeFR

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