Monday’s final presidential debate between Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama in Boca Raton, Fla. will focus on foreign policy. But policymakers and researchers gathered at a University of Missouri food insecurity conference hope the candidates will make some time on the agenda for food and farm policy.
The Bangladeshi man who allegedly tried to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank with 1,000 pounds of inert explosives has Missouri connections.
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis came to the United States on a student visa to study at Southeast at Southeast Missouri State University.
He arrived at the university in January, but did not do well academically - he took 12 hours of entry level courses on transfer probation but could not earn a 2.0 grade point average and the university suspended him.
Candidates vying for office faced off at a State and Local Candidates Forum in Columbia last night.
The candidates sat at a table and debated issues such as tax regulations, road repair, and education. State Senator Kurt Schaefer, the incumbent candidate for the 19th District seat, spoke about the importance of cooperation among government officials.
A proposed amendment to the state constitution would require candidates for governor and lieutenant governor to run as a ticket, just as the president and vice president do. Senators debated the measure but set it aside Tuesday.