MOHELA Filibuster Ends

1 decade 1 year 9 months ago Wednesday, March 14 2007 Mar 14, 2007 Wednesday, March 14, 2007 6:28:55 PM CDT March 14, 2007 in News

"They promise these pots of gold at the end of the MOHELA rainbow. I encourage you to be cautious, because most of that becoming a reality is not in our control," Graham said.

Graham said he packed four days of clothes in preparation for the filibuster.

The recent change to the MOHELA bill leaves MU with much less money than originally planned, and results in the University of Missouri system losing almost $40 million.

Even though the filibuster is over, Democrats and Republicans say this issue is not over.

This all started because Democrats were unhappy with the changes Republicans proposed for where the MOHELA sale money would go.  Democrats want the money to benefit student borrowers.  Republicans hope to spend the money on public college and university construction projects.

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