A new screenwriting class is being offered this semester at Truman State. The course is a response to student interest within the creative writing department. Professor Jocelyn Cullity was recently hired to teach the class. […]
Homecoming week begins today. This year’s homecoming is “The Greatest Homecoming on Earth” and revolves around a circus theme. Beginning with the kick off Sunday afternoon, there will be events every day leading up to […]
For the first time, a local business is collaborating with Truman State’s ROTC and Homecoming Committee to host a public obstacle course race. The free obstacle race will start Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. from […]
Potential Fee Uses: Solar panels New composting system Eco-friendly lawn maintenance Campus energy efficiency Expanding campus glass recycling “The Environmental Campus Organization sent out a survey to Truman State students and faculty last week to […]
Following the recent events in Ferguson, Mo., several campus organizations will sponsor a mock town hall, a speaker and a sidewalk chalking event to facilitate discussion about Ferguson. The event Start a Movement: Ferguson Town […]
Faculty Senate has renewed last year’s ongoing debate about converting to a plus-minus grading system at Truman State. If implemented, this system would introduce additional grades like B+ and B– to the existing scale, for […]
The Women’s Resource Center will host its annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week September 22-25, and will feature several new events. Students will be able to attend evening seminars Monday through Thursday, in addition to the […]
Truman State’s aging campus infrastructure is threatening a major breakdown because of a lack of funding for construction. Building heating and cooling, as well as underground utilities such as plumbing and electricity, are due for […]
English and journalism teacher Chris Holmes of Hazelwood West High School in Hazelwood, Missouri, is the second Truman graduate to receive the Missouri Teacher of the Year award. From changing his major to finding his […]
Last Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Missouri General Assembly conducted its annual veto override session. According to the Missouri Senate’s website, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a record 33 bills this year. The republican-led congress overrode about a third of the vetoes up for discussion during the override session.
Of the many contentious tax cut bills which were vetoed and strongly opposed by Governor Nixon, congress chose to focus its attention on only a few, allowing other vetoes to stand without debate.
Below is a breakdown of notable bills debated last week based on data compiled from the Missouri Governor, Senate and House websites. This list is not exhaustive, but includes well-known bills and bills with a wide impact.