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Tuesday morning's Senate session reveals results of Monday's closed door Republican Caucus

Date: September 13, 2011
By: Ashley Massow
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
Tuesday morning's Senate session revealed decision to edit the controversial China-hub proposal.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Republicans announced their decision to drop 300 million dollars worth of tax credits for warehouses from the China-hub proposal.

The warehouse tax credits could pose a rare investment originally included in the China-hub plan: dishing out tax payer dollars before seeing economic return. 

Republican Senator from Cape Girardeau, Jason Crowell, seems unsure on the future of this legislation.

Actuality:  WAREHOU3.WAV
Run Time:  00:12
Description: "At the end of the day the one thing that has become abundantly clear is there is no deal. So now we're kind of seeing if there is an ability to reach a consensus on this legislation."

That's the issue on the Senate floor this afternoon. 

From the State Capitol, I'm Ashley Massow.

Intro: 
The Senate session Tuesday reveals a closed-door Republican decision on China-hub proposal.
RunTime:  0:45
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The Republican majority leader announced the decision to drop 300 million dollars worth of tax credits for warehouses from the China-hub proposal.

Republican Senator Brad Lager from Maryville explains the change to the China-hub proposal.

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Run Time:  00:14
Description: "It is no longer a specific entitlement provision in the bill itself. In order to qualify for those incentives they would apply through the compete Missouri process."

The warehouse tax credits could pose a rare investment originally included in the China-hub plan. The original plan included dishing out tax payer dollars before seeing any promise of economic return. 

The issue heads to the Senate floor this afternoon.

From the state capitol, I'm Ashley Massow.

Intro: 
Republicans announced that warehouse tax credits have been pulled from the China-hub proposal.
RunTime:  0:40
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: In the morning Senate session, Republicans revealed the 300 million dollar tax credits for warehouses will no longer be included in the China-hub proposal.

The tax credits were part of Governor Jay Nixon's call for economic development in the special session.

Republican Senator from Cape Girardeau, Jason Crowell, says he is unsure if there will be an agreement made on this legislation. 

Actuality:  WAREHOU3.WAV
Run Time:  00:12
Description: "At the end of the day, the one thing that has become abundantly clear is there is no deal. So now we're kind of seeing if there is an ability to reach a consensus on this legislation."

That's the issue on the Senate floor this afternoon. 

From the State Capitol, I'm Ashley Massow.


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