Attorney General Jay Nixon said today that he will sue the board of directors of Missouri's college loan authority for allegedly violating open meeting laws when creating and endorsing a plan to sell some loan assets. This news came just hours after two representatives from Nixon's office testified about the possible violations before a senate committee. They were discussing Governor Matt Blunt's proposal to spend monies from the sale of some MOHELA assets. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports on the senate hearing for the governor's proposal.
Missouri State University President Michael Nietzel announced that Missouri State alumnus and Springfield-based developer John Q. Hammons is making a major gift to the university. Missouri State plans to use this gift from Hammons to build the $60 million JQH Arena. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
The first of four finalists for the position of Provost at Missouri State University is visiting the campus this week, meeting with administrators, faculty, staff, and students. KSMU's Mike Smith has the story:
As part of his State of Transportation Address Tuesday, the director of the State Department of Transportation urged lawmakers to pass stricter seat belt enforcement laws. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
In his State of Transportation speech today, the director of Missouri's Department of Transportation told lawmakers a funding crisis is on the horizon. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports from Jefferson City.
Author and History Professor David Gutzke talks about his latest book "Pubs and Progressives
Reinventing the Public House in England, 1896...1960"
"This is a remarkable story about changing drinking habits and the surprising role that the brewing industry played in that change."—W. J. Rorabaugh, University of Washington, author of The Alcoholic Republic
"Gutzke bases his book on research of remarkable breadth and depth
Southwest Missouri's Congressman Roy Blunt lost the race for Majority Leader Thursday when the Republican caucus met behind closed doors for the vote. Ohio Congressman John Boehner won after a second round of voting. KSMU's Missy Shelton spoke with two local experts about the outcome.
Today, safety advocates from around the state urged the House Transportation committee to approve legislation that would require older children to sit in booster seats when riding in a car or truck. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
President Bush will deliver his State of the Union address tonight. Listen as KSMU's Mike Smith talks about the speech with a Missouri State University Political Science Professor and a Springfieldian who was honored by President Reagan during his 1986 State of the Union address:
The MOHELA board that oversees the state's student loan authority voted today to sell half of MOHELA's assets. Board members say proceeds from the sale will go toward Governor Matt Blunt's capitol improvement plan for universities, endowments and scholarships. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
Since 2002, four state troopers have been killed while working near traffic. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase penalties for drivers who fail to move over when they approach an emergency vehicle on the side of the road. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.