ASUM is pushing legislation through Missouri’s General Assembly that benefits students at the MU, UMSL, UMKC, and Rolla campuses. ASUM interns are UM students; they learn and live on each campus, are in tune with the wishes of the student body, and represent the 73,000 students in the UM system.
Speaker of the House, Tim Jones, reiterates his “Triple E” platform which includes economic development, energy policy, and education reform for this legislative session.
Similarly, Tom Dempsey, President Pro Tem has a “BIG” vision. BIG includes Building our infrastructure, Investing in education, and Growing Missouri’s economy.
The Missouri Legislature by the Numbers
Number of Republicans in the Missouri House: 109
Number of Democrats in the Missouri House: 52
Number of House Vacancies: 2 Missouri Senate
Number of Republicans in the Missouri Senate: 24
Number of Democrats in the Missouri Senate: 10
Illustrations from the STL Beacon.
ASUM’s 2013 Legislative Platform Summary
ASUM supports protecting the current $400.3 million in core appropriations as well as the appropriation of an additional $17.6 million to support competitively ranked faculty compensation and the growth in enrollment at our four universities. Click here for more.
Since 1999, ASUM has worked to provide a vote to the Student Representative of the Board of Curators, which governs all four UM system universities. Click here for more.
ASUM strongly supports an increase in the states investments in higher education for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields. Click here for more.
ASUM works to protect the interests of students both on and off campus. With growing enrollment numbers on all four campuses, it is not surprising that many students turn to off-campus housing options. ASUM supports legislation that strengthens the relationship between tenants and their landlords. Click here for more.