MOHELA Board Admits Breaking Law

1 decade 3 years 1 month ago Thursday, December 28 2006 Dec 28, 2006 Thursday, December 28, 2006 8:08:52 PM CST December 28, 2006 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY - The state's student loan agency admitted Thursday it violated Missouri's open meetings law, although the agency said it wasn't intentional. The Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority reached a settlement with Attorney General Jay Nixon in a lawsuit over the Sunshine Law violation last January. All seven board members at that time must each pay $1,000 to the state. The MOHELA board held several private discussions and quick meetings to come up with an alternative to Gov. Blunt's plan to sell the agency's assets and use the money to finance college construction projects. A new MOHELA board approved another version of that plan in September, but lawmakers still need to vote on it.

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