NIXON TOUTS $61 M DOLLAR HIGHER ED PLAN
G.O.P. TARGETS COST, NOT MERIT
Nixon: "If the legislature has enough to give $95 million in tax credits to one developer in St. Louis for one project . . . they've got enough to invest (in college graduates.)"
Also Notes he would not have supported $5 M for Kansas City Coaches Hall of Fame
Attorney General acknowledges "good budget year" will allow him to pay for plan when/if he's Governor . . . Notes $900 M in additional revenue
Blunt hits Nixon for opposition to MOHELA, opposing capping tuition at rate of inflation
"Jay Nixon opposed every effort we had to make college more accessible" said Gov. Matt Blunt
Responding to Blunt: "Matt Blunt can launch political attacks until he's blue in the face, but he has made the decision he no longer wants to be Governor. We welcome a spirited discussion with the candidates interested in serving," said spokesperson Oren Shur.
***HOW GOOD'S THEIR DEFENSE?***
G.O.P. RIVALS UNCLEAR ON DETAILS, BUT TARGET COST
"In anything involving Jay Nixon, our concern would be the taxpayers. The taxpayers better hold on to their wallets. He's going to pick their pockets," said Spence Jackson, newly minted spokesperson for Sarah Steelman.
HULSHOF CAMP is LESS STARK: "I'd like to look at the details and where the money comes from," said Hulshof spokesperson Scott Baker.
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