Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt proposed tonight to more than double the state scholarship money going to needy college students, while Senate Democrats countered with a scholarship expansion financed with proceeds from Missouri's student loan agency. As part of his State of the State address tonight, Blunt recommended $72.5 million for needs-based scholarships during next school year -- up about $45 million from what was originally budgeted for the current school year.
Here's the text of the speech.
Posted by Keith Chrostowski