Fri Aug 23 19:55:56 PDT 2019

Burglary in Republic, Mo.

MSU's president says $4 million shortfall may lead to tough decisions

Missouri State University's president is bracing for spending cuts. President Clif Smart estimates the budget shortfall will amount to $4 million. Smart blames the shortfall on less money from the state legislature and enrollment declines. The school is looking at its options, including not filling open positions and postponing expansions to student programs. "It really does tear you apart because we run a very efficient university," said Smart. "Our tuition is among the lowest in the state. unfortunately despite the great work our folks did for us in Jefferson City last year we're still funded per student on the low end of that," Smart says the school has cut more than $8 million from its budgets in the last three years.

Blustery with flurries today

Despite some sun at times, flurries will remain possible off and on through the day. Highs will be in the 30s, but the wind chill will remain in the 20s.

Despite downward flu trend, health expert warns against complacency

Experts at Mercy Hospital in Springfield say the decline in reported flu cases in Greene County is most likely because providers are not testing for the flu as often.

 

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