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Missouri House rejects package of education measures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | The Missouri House has rejected a wide-ranging education bill that some members considered too bloated and too expensive.

The measure includes expansion of a college scholarship program backed by Gov. Jay Nixon. It would also raise minimum pay for public school teachers and ban illegal immigrants from enrolling in state colleges.

The House defeated the bill on a vote of 116-43 Tuesday following more than four hours of debate.

A slimmer version of the legislation won Senate passage earlier in the session.

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