Students head to Capitol to combat budget cuts for Mo. libraries

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dozens of local students are upset that Missouri libraries have taken a hit with this year’s budget cuts and plan to rally on the Capitol steps Wednesday.

Students are set to board buses early Wednesday morning and head to Jefferson City to join hundreds of other student from across the state for the “Save the Mo. Libraries” rally planned for Wednesday afternoon.

The student are upset that Missouri libraries will lose about $6 million with more big cuts planned for 2016.

Governor Nixon made $ 2.7 million  in library grant cuts and slashed $ 3 million from library broadband budgets for the 2015 fiscal year, which the students claim will affect the whole state.

The group said the decrease in funding could cause cutbacks to library collections, services and staff.

Governor Nixon’s office said the governor had to make difficult but financially necessary decisions to balance the budget because the state just can’t spend money it doesn’t have.

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