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Fri November 2, 2012
Still wants to advocate for higher education in State Senate
KBIA’s Ryan Famuliner interviewed State Representative Mary Still, who is running for the 19th District State Senate seat against incumbent Republican Kurt Schaefer.
After the boundaries were redrawn this year, the district no longer includes Randolph County, but does include Boone and Cooper counties.
In the interview, Still talks about her emphasis on higher education funding. She says the Senator from the district that includes the University of Missouri must be a strong advocate for higher education, and believes she can fulfill that role. She also says it’s time to move beyond politics and start moving forward on the process of implementing the federal Affordable Care Act. Still addresses her opponent’s criticism that she has not passed legislation, saying she has influenced a number of bills in the Republican-controlled legislature, and that special interest groups are targeting her because of her influence.