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2005 Higher Ed. Stories
The Supreme Court is hearing a case about on-campus military recruiters.
Newspaper Story - Recent upset election lead Missouri democrats to claim future victories.
Newspaper Story - Missouri public school libraries would face budget cuts if Gov. Blunt's education ballot initiative passes, said an education organization spokesman.
Newspaper Story - Two of Missouri's major education organizations have voiced concern over a proposal created by the state review commission.
Radio Story - All public schools in Columbia are enrolling students from Hurricane Katrina
Newspaper Story - The state government review commission will meet Thursday to examine more than 100 preliminary proposals.
Newspaper Story - The baby of Missouri's governor made his first public appearance -- to promote a college savings program.
Newspaper Story - Completing its work one day early, the legislature approved a $19.2 billion budget that cuts more than 90,000 people from Medicaid while increasing funding to the foundation formula by $113 million
Radio Story - Student representatives on college governing boards one step closer to voting power
Newspaper Story - The budget conference committee restored House appropriations to higher education while curtailing the Medicaid program.
Newspaper Story - The Senate gave final approval to a $40 million cut from the operating budgets of the state's public colleges and universities.
Radio Story - The Senate Appropriations committee passed their version of the Missouri budget to the full Senate.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Appropriations Committee's 5 percent cut to higher education permitted it to reduce some of the Medicaid cuts in the House budget.
Radio Story - The house version of the state budget adds $170 million to education, while cutting $370 for social services.
Newspaper Story - ROUNDUP: UM open to big changes; Medicaid "awesome"; Vaccine bill; Blunt budget
Newspaper Story - University officials said a proposed to change to how higher education is funded could hurt colleges.
Newspaper Story - With only five weeks until it is due, the first draft of the state budget includes cuts to social services and increases to K-12 education.
Radio Story - In an effort to squeeze more money from the Missouri government, Governor Matt Blunt has formed a commission to reduce state bureaucracy. Blunt has asked a group of Missouri business leaders, citizens, former state employees and the Lieutenant Governor to review how state agencies are organized. Blunt says the commission could recommend cutting state services, consolidating agencies, and eliminating positions.
Newspaper Story - After an exhaustive legislative battle, the House passed a bill to re-name Southwest Missouri State University as Missouri State University.
Radio Story - The Missouri House passed a bill to change names of four Missouri universities.
Newspaper Story - House poised to vote on SMS name change
Radio Story - Representative Mark Wright filed a compromise bill regarding the SMS name change. The compromise would prevent one school from receiving an ourtrageous amount of state money.
Newspaper Story - A spokesperson for Gov. Blunt announced today plans to defer money from the UM system and five other state universities to pay for income tax filings. The money will be deferred for three months and paid back fully to the schools at the end of the fiscal year.
Radio Story - Governor Blunt's office announced a plan to delay two-thirds of university funding until June.
Radio Story - Governor Blunt announced he is postponing payments to universities for April, May and June. Schools will receive all the money in June.
Radio Story - Bill sponsor Rep. Mark Wright withdrew his bill ending college tenure, and will be re-submitting it to the House clerk sometime next week. The new bill will only call for the revising of current tenure laws, and not the elimination of the laws.
Newspaper Story - Following a contentious House Higher Education Committee hearing on a bill to rename Southwest Missouri State University as Missouri State University, the committee voted 10-1 to send the measure to the House floor.
Radio Story - Sen. Maida Coleman is sponsoring a bill to allow immigrant students in Missouri to pay in-state tuition.
Radio Story - The Missouri House has passed a bill changing the laws governing civil liability lawsuits. The bill caps punitive damage awards, restricts venue, and redefines pharmaceutical companies as health care providers. The bill is up for debate in the Senate.
Radio Story - A bill passed the Senate changing Southwest Missouri State University to Missouri State University despite heavy opposition by University of Missouri officials and especially Senator Chuck Graham.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Graham filibusters SMS name change bill into the night.
Radio Story - The debate to change Southwest Missouri State's name lasted hours into the night.
Radio Story - Rep. Mark Wright introduced a bill that could potentially elliminate tenure for college professors at public universities.
Newspaper Story - New legislation seeks to abolish tenure at state schools.
Radio Story - A senate committee heard two separate, but similar, versions of a bill to provide tuition grants to the surviving children of any member of the military who was killed in the line of duty and who was, at the time a Missouri citizen.
Newspaper Story - The proposed budget freezes higher education but makes a large increase in elementary and secondary education.
Newspaper Story - The bill will come against opposition from Columbia Senator Chuck Graham.
Radio Story - Southwest Missouri State proposed to change its name to Missouri State University, meeting opposition from those who say the new name is historically significant to the University of Missouri.
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