MoHELA awaits judge's ruling
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MoHELA awaits judge's ruling

Date: September 10, 2007
By: Brandon Smith
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: A Cole County judge will hear a request Tuesday to halt a 230 million dollar transfer from the Missouri college loan program to the state government to be used for the governor's building program.

Brandon Smith has more from Jefferson City. 

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In addition to ruling on the injunction request, the judge will be asked to expand the lawsuit to cover all the thousands of former students who have loans with the program.

John Lichtenegger, one of the attorneys for the students, refused to be recorded, but said a number of students have already signed on to take part in the lawsuit.

Lichtenegger says he predicts the ranks of students participating in the lawsuit against MoHELA will grow considerably.... that is, if the case is ruled a class-action suit.

Lichtenegger would not disclose the number of students who have already signed up or the number of those students who have contacted him. 

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Brandon Smith.