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State senator filibusters start of special session

Date: September 6, 2011
By: Jessi Turnure
State Capitol Bureau

Republican Senator Jason Crowell made it very clear during Tuesday's four hour filibuster that he had no problem ignoring Governor Jay Nixon.
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Wrap: Crowell's animated antics sparked a special session debate.

The Senator expressed his opposition of Nixon's legislative maneuvering.   

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Description: The governor's not my dad and I don't live under his rules. This is crazy! This is unbelievable! We have never had a governor try to tell on such a micro-level what the senate can do on such a variety of topics.

Crowell stressed democracy cannot be micromanaged and it's repugnant to the state's ideals to do so.

He said he was worried the governor's actions might turn Missouri into a monarchy.   

Reporting from the statehouse I'm Jessi Turnure.  

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