It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.
What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.
Missouri Tigers Athletic Director Mike Alden will leave his post later this year. He announced yesterday that he will step down on August 31st after 17 years at the helm. Alden says he wants to be a teacher and will take a job as an instructor at MU College of Education.