Blunt Wanted MOHELA Director Replaced

9 years 11 months 1 week ago October 15, 2006 Oct 15, 2006 Sunday, October 15 2006 Sunday, October 15, 2006 10:06:27 PM CDT in News
New documents show governor blunt made the call to fire the director of missouri's student loan agency last january. James ricks, a mohela board memeber, said in a sworn statement that blunt told another mohela board member in a phone conversation he wanted executive director mike cummins replaced. Cummins became unpopular after campaigning against blunt's plan to sell the authority's loans to raise money for higher education projects. The board later voted four-to-three to remove cummins. Blunt spokesman spence jackson said it's not uncommon for department officials to ask blunt's opinion on staff changes.

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