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Mo. State faculty wants domestic partner benefits
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A faculty group at Missouri State University has asked the university to extend employee benefits to domestic partners of school employees.
But a member of the Springfield university's board of governors says the proposal is unlikely to be approved.
Jeremy Chesman, who led a faculty task force that studied the issue, says providing domestic partners with benefits is important to help recruit and retain the best faculty.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Brian Hammons, chairman of the Missouri State Board of Governors, says state policies don't favor extending the benefits.
No state college in Missouri offers domestic partner benefits.
Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com