University of Missouri Sets New Policies Related To Protests

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – The University of Missouri’s Columbia campus has announced revised policies related to protests, with the changes coming nearly two years after the campus was besieged by demonstrations over racial concerns. The new policies announced by university leaders include a commitment to “protecting the rights of expression, assembly, protest, and dissent.” Outdoor…

Illinois Bill Would Mandate Presidential Candidates Release Tax Returns

SPRINGFIELD, ILL (AP) The Democratic-controlled Illinois Senate has narrowly endorsed a plan requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns. The proposal would mandate that presidential candidates release five years’ worth of tax returns to appear on the general election ballot in Illinois. Democratic senator and gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss of Evanston is sponsor of…

Tuition Hikes Proposed for University of Missouri System

COLUMBIA, MO (AP) The four-campus University of Missouri system is proposing raising tuition and required fees of in-state undergraduates by 2.1 percent for the fiscal year that begins in July. System officials consider the increases “modest” and say they’d generate $14.4 million in revenues. The administrators cite “significant financial and budgetary pressures” on the campuses in…