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Blunt meets with college presidents

Date: September 13, 2006
By: Hillari Duthoo
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: University presidents met with Governor Blunt to discuss Discovery Initiative

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After a week of criticism from the Attorney General's office, Governor Matt Blunt says it's time to "stop playing politics" with Missouri's student loans.

In a closed meeting Blunt met with college and university presidents to discuss his latest version of the Lewis and Clark Discovery Initiative.

The proposal would include selling off assets of Missouri's Higher Education Loan Authority, who's purpose is to keep costs down to college students by underwriting loans.

Blunt said he's frustrated by delays.

 

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Description: "Every day we delay adds 70 thousand dollars in cost."
 

MOHELA board members will meet in the end of September to vote on the plan.

In Jefferson City, I'm Hillari Duthoo.


Intro: Blunt meets with university heads to discuss Discovery Initiative. RunTime:
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Governor Blunt met with college and university presidents in a closed meeting to discuss his latest plan to sell the state's college loan authority.

Elson Floyd, UM System president, was in attendence and was asked if he thought a meeting like this, so close to a November election, would make higher education appear partisan.

 

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Description: "These projects will benefit all of public higher education in our state, and we are grateful that there is a conversation on-going regarding a capitol ourlay for higher education in Missouri."
 

MOHELA board members will meet September 27th to vote on the initiative. 

In Jefferson City, I'm Hillari Duthoo.