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Representatives are keeping compromise a secret

Date: September 21, 2011
By: Rebecca Woolf
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB8

Intro: 
Missouri state House members have crafted a compromise regarding the trading hub at Lambert Airport.
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Wrap:  But when the Senate met, they were unable to discuss the deal because no one had seen a copy of the bill.

House Economic Development Committee Chair Anne Zerr said compromise details were not ready to be public.

Actuality:  ZARR2.WAV
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Description: "It needs to be very clear that, you know, we haven't printed it yet."

She wouldn't give specifics about the compromise and says she won't until every member of her committee has been informed of the changes.

Zerr adds they will go home without passing a bill before allowing the special session to drag on past Friday.

From the state Capitol, I'm Rebecca Woolf.

Intro: 
Missouri senators met to discuss the House's compromise for the China trading hub, but no one had a copy of the bill.
RunTime:  0:33
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: House Economic Development Committee Chair Anne Zerr says the House delayed presenting the substitute bill to the Senate because it just wasn't ready.

Actuality:  ZARR.WAV
Run Time:  00:10
Description: "We weren't finished last night. We wanted to do it right, we're glad the governor's supporting this and we look forward to support from the Senate."

Although the governor has already endorsed the bill, not one senator has seen it.

Zerr says she won't give specifics about the compromise until every member of her committee is informed of the changes.

From the state Capitol, I'm Rebecca Woolf.

Intro: 
A tax reform substitute bill drafted by Missouri House members has turned into a secret compromise.
RunTime:  0:38
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: House Economic Development Committee Chair Anne Zerr says the House has crafted a deal that's been endorsed by Governor Jay Nixon.

But when the Senate met, they were unable to discuss the deal because no one had seen a copy of the bill.

And Zerr was not eager to repond to questions about the compromise.

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Run Time:  00:12
Description: "Well, and see that would be going into the details and my committee doesn't even have the deatils yet. I want to get the actual sub to my committee before I go public with it."

She says the House will go home without passing a bill before allowing the special session to go past Friday.

From the state Capitol, I'm Rebecca Woolf.


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