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2006 Higher Ed. Stories
Newspaper Story - UM President Elson Floyd accepted the position as the new president of Washington State University, Missouri state legislators are surprised by the resignation
Radio Story - UM System president Elson Floyd takes a job in Washington state.
Radio Story - Missouri's House Democrats have a new proposal to slow down the trend of rising college costs in 2007.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Blunt's chief of staff issued a letter to the MOHELA board on Monday calling for transparency.
Radio Story - The nation's foremost provider in student loans has been called a predatory lender and is speaking out.
Radio Story - MU's Director of Service Learning Anne-Marie Foley says the capital internship program prides itself on its professionalism.
Radio Story - The MOHELA board voted to approve the governor's plan to sell off part of it's assets. Hillari Duthoo (DOO-thoh) has more from the state Capitol.
Radio Story - Governor Blunt is taking his plan back to the legislature because of threats made by the Attorney General and other unnamed parties
Radio Story - The governor sent his college loan sale back to state lawmakers who failed to reach agreement on the plan during the past legislative session. This latest announcement creates another hurtle for the governor's plan that has faced many since it was first proposed in January.
Radio Story - Governor Blunt's office issued a statement saying that any MOHELA deal would require approval from the legislature. Hillari Duthoo (DOO-thoh) has more from the state Capitol.
Newspaper Story - The governor announced that he will wait for legisaltive approval to sell the state's loan authority
Newspaper Story - Gov. Matt Blunt's Chief-of-Staff said that a delay is possible after the resignation of three MOHELA board members.
Radio Story - A House Democrat says MOHELA resignations are cause for re-examination of Governor Blunt's proposal. Hillari Duthoo (DOO-thoh) has more from the state Capitol.
Radio Story - University presidents met with Governor Bluny to discuss Discovery Initiative
Newspaper Story - Gov. Blunt met with more than two dozen university and college presidents Wednesday to discuss the sale of MOHELA.
Newspaper Story - The attorney general's office said MOHELA's board members could be sued if they pass the measure to sell the loan program.
Radio Story - Nixon continues his protest of the Governor's new MOHELA plan
Newspaper Story - A spokesperson for the governor's office dismissed Attorney General Jay Nixon's letter to the MOHELA board as a rant.
Radio Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon asked MOHELA's board members to reject Governor Blunt's latest proposal.
Radio Story - Attorney General asks MOHELA to reject governor's proposal
Radio Story - Missouri's Governer's office rejects plan for a financial analysis of his college loan asset sale idea
Radio Story - McCaskill issues audit of Department of Higher Education
Newspaper Story - Missouri's state auditor attacks rising college tution rates in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Blunt and legislative leaders agreeded on a new plan for higher education funding, according to the Associated Press.
Newspaper Story - Some Missouri lawmakers question the legality of the governor's new MOHELA sales plan
Radio Story - Questions about the latest plan to sell part of the state's college loan program are being raised by Missouri's top Democrat.
Radio Story - Questions about the latest plan to sell part of the state's college loan authority are being raised by Missouri's top Democrat.
Radio Story - Democrats raise questions about Blunt's new MOHELA proposal
Radio Story - The House of Representatives passed a bill requiring the State Board of Education to establish a virtual school program by July 1, 2007.
Radio Story - St. Charles Representative Cynthia Davis has proposed a bill that would ban interest groups like Planned Parenthood from sex education classes.
Newspaper Story - A bill that would cut into the budgets of public higher education institutions has been tied to the MOHELA spending plan.
Radio Story - Friday at 6:00 pm is the deadline for decisions on budget bills.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri legislature appropriated $899 million for public higher education and a 2.7 percent increase for the University of Missouri System.
Newspaper Story - The Senate gave its approval Tuesday to a House bill that oultines how the state should spend proceeds from a sale of college loans.
Newspaper Story - Obstacles to the plan remain as the legislative session nears its end
Radio Story - An additional 215 million dollars will be spent on education in Missouri during the 2007 fiscal year.
Radio Story - Matt Bartle (R-Jackson County) is proposing some of the money from the MOHELA sale be put into a reserve fund for future financial emergencies.
Newspaper Story - A proposal to cap state funding for colleges and universities at 2002 levels remains alive as the legislature enters the last two weeks of the session.
Radio Story - Missouri's Senate passed a bill Thursday that would combine current state-offered scholarships for both public and private schools into one program.
Radio Story - Democrat Wes Shoemyer and Republican Allen Icet have different interpretations on the pending sale of MOHELA.
Newspaper Story - Legislators both in support and opposed the sale of student loans have questioned the legality of the proposal
Newspaper Story - A plan to cap funding for higher education institutions is headed to a Senate committee hearing.
Newspaper Story - UMKC's Institute for Human Development misused its name in a brochure, according to a university spokesman.
Newspaper Story - The budget proposal will cost the system money.
Radio Story - The bill will prohibit universities from knowingly accepting illegal aliens.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House Budget Committee drops a proposal to use college loan sale profits to help finance a prison.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House passed a bill that would cap higher education tuition to match the common price index.
Newspaper Story - Legislative wrangling over how to spend the $450 million expected from the sale of college loans continues to raise questions over whether the funds will even be available.
Radio Story - The governor, House and Senate all have different ideas on how to spend the profits of a possible sale of the state college loan authority.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's governor won a key test vote on his plans to sell a portion of the state's college loan program.
Newspaper Story - The MOHELA board of directors said they have not finalized plans for a sale at a public meeting.
Newspaper Story - The House sponsor of legislation to freeze funding for Missouri colleges says he intends only a short-term cap in order to fully fund the state's scholarship program
Newspaper Story - The bill emphasizes scholarships and caps operating funds.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House Budget Committee is scheduled to vote on the state's higher education budget for the next fiscal year and the governor's proposal to limit higher education spending to a 2 percent increase.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Matt Blunt expressed frustration at the lawsuit against MOHELA that Attorney General Jay Nixon filed Tuesday
Radio Story - Missouri's attorney general's office tells lawmakers the state's college loan program was pressured by the governor's office to sell off its assets.
Newspaper Story - The plan is a marked departure from Gov. Matt Blunt's proposal.
Radio Story - House Republicans presented changes to the governor's MOHELA proposal. They want to see more money dedicated to scholarships than building projects.
Radio Story - In a break with the governor's original MOHELA proposal Thursday, House Republicans presented their own wish list. One Republican Representative equated the disagreement to a "family feud".
Newspaper Story - One of the companies cited as a possible buyer of the assets MOHELA is selling has been targeted by national criticism for its predatory lending practices.
Newspaper Story - Behind the MOHELA sale is a complicated process and a four decade-long history
Newspaper Story - Before Gov. Matt Blunt unveiled a plan to sell MOHELA, other states had completed similar sales but some had refused them.
Radio Story - House Democrat Rachel Storch wants to reward low-income students who stay away from drugs and alcohol.
Radio Story - Missouri Governor Matt Blunt was accused Thursday of trying to prop up sagging poll numbers by selling off half of MOHELA's portfolio.
Radio Story - For more than a week MOHELA has dominated state debate.
Radio Story - Minority leaders Jeff Harris and Maida Coleman are concered over the new MOHELA proposal and its effects on education.
Radio Story - Confirmation of the man who has led the administration's effort to sell the student loan program is being blocked in Missouri's Senate.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's college loan board voted to pursue sale of some of its assets without legislative approval.
Radio Story - The MOHELA board voated unanimously to sell half its assets to fund the Governor's Lewis and Clark Discovery Initiative.
Radio Story - The MOHELA board of director nominee needs to be confirmed by Feb. 4 or he will lose his position.
Radio Story - Gov. Blunt toured three college campuses in an effort to gain support to get rid of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority.
Radio Story - Governor Blunt traveled the state Thursday, promoting his latest move for the betterment of Missouri higher education.
Newspaper Story - The Governor's plan to sell the state's student loan program to a private company has set off a flurry of questions about the benefits and problems of such a sale.
Radio Story - Treasurer Steelman is concerned of the effect that the MOHELA sale will have on students.
Radio Story - Democrat's fear Blunt's plan's to sell the student loan group to a large investment firm.
Radio Story - The proposed plan would give MU almost 175 million dollars.
Radio Story - Senator Coleman fears community colleges will left out of the revenue created by the possible sale of MOHELA.
Radio Story - Governor Blunt is expected to announce plans to sell MOHELA, the state's student loan program.
Radio Story - Gov. Blunt toured three college campuses to gain support for getting rid of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority.
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