The Daily Dish — Feb. 14

Columbia School Board votes to approve new school attendance boundaries by Allie Hinga, Columbia Missourian

The Columbia School Board met Monday night despite weather-related school closures to discuss boundaries, budget parameters and air conditioning funding. After months of deliberation and significant resistance from citizens, the board voted to approve Scenario B, which will redraw attendance areas for local intermediate and high schools. The new boundaries will be made effective in Fall 2013.

Students Prepare to Face Legislators by Cidney King, KOMU

Members of the Missouri Students Association will deliver 6,000 letters to the Capitol today in response to Gov. Jay Nixon’s lessened but still significant cuts to higher education. Some students also plan to address the House Higher Education committee in hopes of persuading legislators to alleviate cuts before the budget approval deadline in June.

Legislators spar over Obama budget by Bill Raack, KBIA

United States Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt are butting heads over the viability of President Obama’s proposed national budget. The Missouri democrat said that while it must be managed, further spending is necessary for economic revival. From the right side of the aisle, however, Sen. Blunt dissented, calling the $3.8 trillion plan “more of the same reckless spending that has forced our nation’s record debt to skyrocket.”

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