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House Urges University of Missouri-St. Louis to Fire Lobbyist

April 3, 2002
By: Christopher Shields
State Capital Bureau

The House is urging the University of Missouri-St. Louis to fire its lobbyist.

Christopher Shields has more from Jefferson City.

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The House passed an amendment to the higher education funding bill eliminating an amount equal to the salary of the lobbyist for the University of Missouri-St. Louis

The amendment, comes after allegations by St. Louis County Representative John Bowman that Elizabeth Van Umm urged him to drop out of a senate election.

Jefferson County Representative Katherine Hollingsworth questioned Bowman on the House floor about the allegations.

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Contents: "You're telling me that she personally came to you on state time and asked you to get out of the race?"

"Yes I am lady, that's exactly what I'm saying".

Although the decsion to terminate Van Umm is ultimately with the UM system, University of Missouri lobbyist Jim Snider says, "It was a clear message and it was recieved."

From the State Capitol, Christopher Shields