From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG Mo. Digital News Missouri Digital News MDN.ORG: Mo. Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
Lobbyist Money Help  

House votes down Southwest Missouri name change.

February 11, 2004
By: Darryl Franklin
State Capital Bureau

The House of Representatives voted down a bill that would change the name of Southwest Missouri State to Missouri State University. Darryl Franklin has more from the Capitol.



RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

In the Senate the name change has been sponsored by President Pro Tem Peter Kinder. Despite today's vote, Kinder thinks the chances of a name change including the bonds for MU will go through.
RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

"We have 27 votes out of 34 at least, possibly more in the Senate, and I'm still optimistic."

Story:
RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

Democrats charge that the Senate GOP leaders are pushing the name change to get campaign contributions from Southwest Missouri State alums.