Tuesday, January 27, 2009

State Treasurer praises Nixon's State of the State message

The following news release was issued by State Treasurer Clint Zweifel:

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel congratulated Governor Nixon on his State of the State speech, and pledged his full support of Governor Nixon’s proposal to fund the creation of Missouri Promise. Governor Nixon called for the program’s full funding during tonight’s State of the State address. Zweifel previously sponsored the program’s creation in 2008 while he was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives (HB 1693).

“As a state representative, during my campaign for state treasurer and now as state treasurer, Missouri Promise continues to be an important piece of my plan to increase college affordability,” Zweifel said. “Governor Nixon and I agree that affordable higher education is a critical part of ensuring Missourians have a solid foundation to succeed when they enter the workforce.”

Missouri Promise is a program designed to allow Missouri students to obtain an affordable degree at a four-year college or university in Missouri. To qualify for the program, a student must successfully complete the A+ Schools Program, maintain solid grades and give back to his or her community in the form of community service. “The Governor gave a fantastic speech tonight, and I look forward to working with him to increase college affordability, to create jobs and to strengthen Missouri’s economy,” Zweifel said.

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