President Barack Obama will be in Warrensburg on Wednesday to discuss the economy. The White House announced on Sunday that the President will be at the University of Central Missouri to give one in a series of speeches on the economy. The speeches come just before Congress takes its annual August recess.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced Saturday that he would join Obama at the university. The trip will mark Obama’s first visit to the state since a May 2012 commencement speech at Joplin High School.
Obama is expected to arrive at Whiteman Air Force Base at around 3:30 p.m. He will then travel to the UCM’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center on South Maguire Street. The 4:05 p.m. speech is open to the ticketed public. There are about 1,000 tickets available at the university. The free tickets will be handed out starting at 10 a.m. Monday. According to university officials, a line started forming around 4 a.m. and they expect to run out of tickets by Monday afternoon.
KMZU News will blog live from the event on Wednesday. You will be able to read it on kmzu.com. We will have additional information on our coverage of the event in the coming days.