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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:30 PM

Senate filibuster stalls Graves nomination to University of Missouri curators

The Missouri Senate spent about three hours Thursday debating the controversial nomination of former state Republican Chairman Todd Graves to a seat on the University of Missouri Board of Curators without getting the appointment to a vote.

Listeners who stayed with the entire debate heard a history of the university and each campus, discussions of what is lacking in the current board and that the current administration of President Mun Choi has the respect and affection of lawmakers from both parties.

Senators also discussed the Katy Trail, political party platforms and the cost of health care.

Those classic elements of a filibuster, combined with an urgency to get home for the Easter weekend, led Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, to end the debate about 2:30 p.m.

Read more: https://missouriindependent.com/2021/04/01/senate-filibuster-stalls-graves-nomination-to-university-of-missouri-curators/

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