- Cape teacher accused of assaulting student at football game (10/23/16)41
- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)9
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)9
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- One issue reveals Clinton's character (10/25/16)18
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- One victim IDs his attacker in shooting that killed woman (10/25/16)1
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Hundreds turn out for VintageNOW fundraiser (10/23/16)3
- R.P. Lumber chain buys Southeast Missouri Builders Supply in Cape (10/25/16)7
Missouri governor to veto student curator bill
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt is vetoing legislation that could have given a student the right to vote on the University of Missouri Board of Curators.
Blunt confirmed his veto intentions in an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press.
The Board of Curators currently has nine voting members -- one from each of Missouri's congressional districts. A student serves as a 10th, nonvoting member.
A bill passed this year would have given the student curator voting rights if Missouri loses a congressional district -- and thus a regular curator -- as a result of the next census.
Blunt says he believes the current system works well. He also says some in the higher education community are concerned about allowing a student to vote on university policies.