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Economic Development Bill is Defeated

September 18, 1997
By: Tristin Yeager
State Capital Bureau

House legislators are coming back to the state capital for one more day to try once again to pass the economic development bill. Tristin Yeager reports from the state capital

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In a late session yesturday, House members failed to pass the economic development bill by a handful of votes. Following the vote, bill supporters and the governor's staff raced to find a way to save the bill. The members will return today to try again to gain bill approval. The House bill sponsor is Kansas City Democrat Henry Rizzo:

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Although some votes are expected to change today, the major factor influencing the outcome of today's vote is simple: how many representatives will show up for yet another day in order to cast their vote.