Opponents used harsh rhetoric, but in the end, could only muster token opposition to changing the name of Southwest Missouri State University to Missouri State. The bill passes on a 120-35 vote, going to Governor Matt Blunt who has said he will sign it. Supporters fended off several attempts to amend the bill over the past two days, ensuring that it will avoid a return to the Senate where it was bottled up with a 14-hour filibuster and will instead next land on the Governor’s desk.