Filing Deadline Bill filibustered in Senate.
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Filing Deadline Bill filibustered in Senate.

Date: February 23, 2012
By: Mary McGuire
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB773

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The Missouri Senate has refused to accept the new filing deadlines passed by the House Thursday.
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Wrap: The proposed filing date extension stems from controversy regarding redistricting based on the 2010 census.

Several Senators blocked the bill, including Republican Senator Jane Cunningham of Saint Louis County. She was displaced under the new maps into a district where she could not run for reelection.

Cunningham called the proposed map "non-sensical" and "stupid." She also spoke of the possible effects of the redistricting on her constituents. 

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Description: "I can only imagine that they feel very slighted by what has happened...I don't know what the fall out of this is going to be, but I can't see anything positive in this, not a bit."
 
The bill would extend the filing deadline by two weeks.

Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Mary McGuire.

Intro: 
Some Missouri senators are suspicious about the true intentions of the State's redistricting commission after blocking a change to proposed filing dates.
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Wrap: The new maps drawn by the committee annexed Republican Senator Jane Cunningham out of her current Saint Louis City district.

Several senators blocked a bill that would have delayed the start of the filing period for state office.

Cunningham questioned the redistricting commission's motives.

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Description: "To take a knife and stab it into the heart of the economic engine of this state after a bipartisan group of senators got together to support our region and to be there for it and in agreement to rip it all to shreds...there is just not explanation unless someone is being served."
 
The bill would extend the filing deadline by two weeks.

Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Mary McGuire.

Intro: 
Some senators blocked a bill Thursday that would extend the filing period for public office after redistricting map controversy.
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Wrap: Senate redistricting maps released early Thursday morning  would drastically affect the districts of several Senators.

The district of Republican Senator Jim Lembke was moved to a historically Democratic district and Senator Jane Cunningham would lose her seat in Saint Louis County.

The two senators cited concern for their region throughout the debate.

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Description: "Our concern about the product that came out last night...this morning...is a concern that we have for our region."

The bill would extend the filing deadline by two weeks.

Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Mary McGuire.


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