Leading Opponent of MOHELA Board Praises Missouri Governor's Decision To Involve More Legislative Action
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Leading Opponent of MOHELA Board Praises Missouri Governor's Decision To Involve More Legislative Action

Date: September 26, 2006
By: Carolyn Tseng
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Missouri governor's decision on legislative approval draws praise from the leading opponent of the college loan board.

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Missouri's Democratic Representative Clint Zweifel says the Governor's decision is an important step towards giving the legislature a voice in the college loan program.

The decision called for legislative approval for proposals by the college loan board. 

However, the Saint Louis County Democrat says he is disappointed about what is happening within the Governor's Office.

 

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The Board will vote Wednesday on the proposal to sell part of student loan to raise 350 million dollars in proceeds.

 


Intro: The leading opponent of Missouri's college loan board welcomes the governor's decision on legislative approval. RunTime:
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Missouri Governor Matt Blunt announced Monday that he'll ask for legislative approval for the college loan board's proposal to sell its assets for proceeds.

Saint Louis County House Democrat Clint Zweifel has been a leading critic of the governor's plan.

He says that further analysis on the college loan program is needed and praises the governor's change of position in legislative involvement.

 

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Zweifel has been calling for an independent consultant to review the board's proposal to make sure it doesn't harm student borrowers.


Intro: Missouri college loan board's leading opponent supports the governor's decision on legislative approval for the college loan program.

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To protect college loan board members from lawsuits, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt decided that legislative approval is needed for the board's plan to sell its assets.

Saint Louis County Democrat Clint Zweifel approves this decision.

Despite his praise for the decision, Zweifel says the Governor's Office still has to become more active in generating discussions.   

 

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The Board will vote on its asset-selling plan on Wednesday.