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Newman Opposes Cuts to Sue Shear Institute

The Missouri representative from Richmond Heights is among those concerned about the possible de-funding of the organization that aims to support women in politics, Missouri News Horizon reported.

Rep. Stacey Newman (D-Richmond Heights) is among Missouri legislators asking Gov. Jay Nixon in a letter to oppose cuts to an institute for women in politics, Missouri News Horizon reported.

At issue is the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The institute is named for Sue Shear, the late Democratic state representative who lived in . The institute receives about $250,000 each year from the state, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Quoting from the Missouri News Horizon article:

"Some Republican lawmakers, in particular, state Sen. Jane Cunningham, have insisted (they) believe that the institute is nothing more than a partisan organization."

Read more about the letter from Newman and other legislators, and learn about the history of the issue in the complete Missouri News Horizon article.

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