Blunt Frustrated by Democratic Blockade of MOHELA Bill

1 decade 1 year 9 months ago Wednesday, March 14 2007 Mar 14, 2007 Wednesday, March 14, 2007 11:33:47 AM CDT March 14, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Governor Blunt is expressing frustration and disappointment after Senate Democrats blocked his college construction plan. Democrats filibustered for hours, then rejected a proposed compromise yesterday. That prompted Republican Senate leaders to set the bill aside. The legislation would authorize the state to receive $350 million from the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority. The state would spend that money for building projects at public colleges and universities. Blunt says he believed Democrats had been negotiating in good faith and was very disappionted when they did not agree to the deal. The tentative deal would have allowed MOHELA to use bonding to make the payments. Democrats say they still objected to taking money from MOHELA.

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