Governor Blunt is touring the state, re-staging the signing of the MOHELA bill that he officially signed in his office earlier in the week.
The signing tour began within hours after Attorney General Jay Nixon urged Blunt to veto a bill that Blunt has advocated for the last two years. Nixon says the sale of the assets will cripple MOHELA’s ability to provide low-interest student loans. Nixon announced some time ago that he is campaigning against Blunt’s re-election.
A little political bombast is going along with the Governor,
Nixon’s position has fired up Senate Education Committee Chairman Gary Nodler of Joplin, who says that Nixon is committing treason in the the battle to improve higher education.
Nodler’s comments were made in St. Joseph during one of the staged bill signings. Missouri Western University in St. Joseph will get 30-million dollars for a math and science building once the MOHELA assets are sold.