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MO Governor Considers Special Session

By Maria Carter

Kansas City, MO – Missouri Governor Matt Blunt says he considering calling a special session to help expedite a plan for the state's student loan agency. Blunt's administration and MOHELA have agreed to transfer 350-million dollars to the state, most of which would go pay for construction at the Missouri's universities and colleges. The deal still needs legislative approval, and the governor's spokeswoman Jessica Robinson says a special session is one way to get a quick vote on the measure.

Jessica Robinson: "We're still looking at ways to ensure that Missouri recognizes the benefits of this as soon as possible. So as we explore the options, looking at how this might be done, is something we're looking at considering."

The proposed special session would start next month and run at the same time as the legislature's regular session. Robinson says the governor will decide whether to call a special session over the next few weeks.

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