CHICAGO — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon unveiled a proposed $25.9 billion budget for fiscal 2014 that bolsters education spending and provides a conditional endorsement of new borrowing if funds are carved out to repay it.

Nixon said his priorities in the new budget centered on increased education spending, job creation, transitional healthcare for low-income residents, and ongoing fiscal discipline. The proposed spending plan is up from a $24.4 billion budget for the current fiscal year which ends June 30.

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