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Robb saves funding for MU Campus

Date: April 30, 2007
By: Amy Becker
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Columbia Representative Ed Robb announced Monday a new agreement to bring back 31.2 million dollars to the University of Missouri-Columbia campus for the new Ellis Fischel (FISH-L) Cancer Center. 

Amy Becker has more from the State Capitol.

A filibuster by Columbia Democratic Senator Chuck Graham and other senators resulted in the removal of their campus project funding.

Robb expressed great dissappointment that Graham did not realize the consequences of his actions.

Actuality:  ROBB2.WAV
Run Time: 00:09
Description: I was very dissappointed we didn't get this done on the Senate side, which is why I was making sure it does happen, no matter what.


 

Robb says his new plan to save the funding must be fulfilled by the State legislature and by the Governor in order to restore funding for the MU campus but he has great commitment from both sides.

Actuality:  REMORSE.WAV
Run Time: 00:05
Description: Sometimes it just doesn't happen the way you want.  You move on and try to make it happen.  This is what it's all about.


 

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Amy Becker.

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ColumbianRepresentative Ed Robb announced he has a new agreement with the Governor to bring back 31.2 million dollars to the University of Missouri-Columbia for the new Ellis Fischel (FISH-L)Cancer center.

Amy Becker has more from Jefferson City.

Robb attributes the loss of funds to the actions of Columbia Democratic Senator Chuck Grahahm who led a filibuster against the MOHELA plan.

Robb says his new plan to bring back the funding to MU will take effect in 2008.

Graham criticized this time limit saying Robb could get the funding back sooner if he just tried hard.

Actuality:  CANCER.WAV
Run Time: 00:03
Description: I don't think people with cancer have a reason to wait another year.


 

Graham says if he were in Robb's shoes he would put an amendment on the bill that adds in the cancer center and send it immediately over to the Senate.

From the Missouri Senate, I'm Amy Becker.