Governor pushes for all MoHELA programs
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Governor pushes for all MoHELA programs

Date: February 7, 2007
By: Fanna Haile-Selassie
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 389

Intro: Missouri's Governor continues to support construction of college buildings eliminated by the Senate Education Committee. Fanna Haile-Selassie has more from the Capitol. RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

The Senate Education Committee removed six buildings from the governor's package that Republicans said could be used for stem cell research.

Despite the setback, Matt Blunt said he still was glad to see the proposal move on to the Senate floor.

The Governor said he approves of initial funds to the buildings and will push for them.

 

Actuality:  MBLUNT.WAV
Run Time: 00:10
Description: I'll continue to make the case for the projects because they are important and a necessary safeguard so everyone would feel comfortable.

Senate democratic leader Maida Coleman said the vote went along with party lines.

From the state Capitol, I'm Fanna Haile-Selassie

 


Intro: The Governor gives response to the 6 to 4 vote to move MoHELA to the Senate floor.  Fanna Haile-Selassie has more from the Capitol.  RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

The education committee voted to move MoHELA to the Senate floor after removing funding for six research buildings that Republicans argued would support stem cell research.

Governor Matt Blunt said he still is pushing for funding to all of the buildings as in the initial MoHELA proposal, but he is glad to see proposal moving forward.

 

Actuality:  MBLUNT2.WAV
Run Time: 00:12
Description: I support all the projects on the list, but this is a strong step forward.  It's going to the Senate floor where there will be more debates on what projects are appropriate or not.

The 6 to 4 vote was straight down party lines, which had the Senate Democratic leader Maida Colemant calling the vote "Dirty politics".

From the state Capitol, I'm Fanna Haile-Selassie