Gov. Jay Nixon announced a new agreement between the state and higher education institutions that would keep tuition static for the second consecutive year.
The governor was at the University of Missouri-Columbia this morning to reiterate the terms of the deal, which needs General Assembly approval to take effect. Under the agreement, appropriations for public higher education institutions would be cut by roughly 5.2 percent in exchange for a tuition freeze. The agreement would affect undergraduates who are Missouri residents.
Here's the governor and UM system President Gary Forsee answering some questions from the media: