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MACC President Says FRA Fight Could Impact Higher Education

The governor Monday threatened to withhold funding in the next state budget for education, foster care and adoption services, as well as care for the elderly and developmentally disabled, if lawmakers could not come to an agreement on a healthcare tax proposal that helps to fund Missouri‚Äôs Medicaid program. Moberly Area Community College President Jeff Lashley says a potential withhold would impact several pieces of the college’s budget.

Even though the disagreement is on health care funding, Lashley says the governor has very few areas where he can trim the budget.

A special session for the proposal begins Wednesday. Failure to extend the FRA would cost the state of Missouri more than $1.3 billion total over the next two fiscal years.


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