Missouri GOP Candidates for Governor Pledge to Cut Funding to Mizzou

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Wow, but what’s interesting is that one candidate said he’d restore funding if the university severed ties to Planned Parenthood:

At a gubernatorial debate Thursday night, all but one of the Republican candidates endorsed cuts to the University of Missouri’s budget proposed in response to administrators’ mishandling of racial protests last fall.

The cuts—which amount to more than $8 million—were included in a budget bill passed by the state House last week, and would compound the financial difficulties facing the school as it struggles to cope with a sharp drop in donations and applications that many blame on the controversy surrounding Prof. Melissa Click’s call for “muscle” to remove a student journalist from a public protest last year.

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