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Gov. Nixon's tuition-cap deal likely to stand in legislature

Source: Posted By: Nellie D...3492 days ago

Republicans have been trying to poke holes in Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's deal with community colleges and universities to freeze tuition for a second year in a row.

But it's just brought up the GOP's own wounds in funding and regulating higher education.

Nixon has gotten college leaders to agree to freeze tuition in the 2010-11 school year in exchange for a 5.2 percent cut in funding, which is viewed as "modest" compared to the type of deep cuts likely to happen next year.

But Republicans....

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