Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster stands in front of a chart in Jefferson City, Mo., showing the proposed distribution of the state's $196,842,222.21 share of a settlement with the nation's top mortgage lenders. Gov. Jay Nixon plans to use some of the money to help shore up the budget. He's not the only politician eyeing the cash for purposes that have nothing to do with foreclosures.
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published Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The ink wasn't even dry on a settlement with the nation's top mortgage lenders when Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon laid claim to a chunk of the money to avert a huge budget cut for public colleges and universities.