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Senate votes to require a vote to implement Obamacare

Date: January 24, 2012
By: Andrew Weil
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 464

Intro: 
Missouri Senate gives preliminary approval to legislation requiring further action before Missouri could implement Obamacare.
RunTime:  0:40
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The bill would prohibit the Nixon administration from implementing Obamacare without voter approval.

Republican St. Joseph Senator Rob Schaaf is the sponsor of the bill.

He says the bill is about separation of power and checks and balances.

Actuality:  SCHAAF.WAV
Run Time:  00:08
Description: "This bill goes to the people for a decision and the people should be trusted to make the right decision at the ballot box."
 
Democratic Jackson County Senator Jolie Justus opposes the bill.
 
She says there are too many unknowns and with this bill, the State may not be able to prepare for the inevitable.

The bill must pass one more vote in the Senate before going to the House.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.

Intro: 
Missouri Senate votes to block Nixon administration from implementing Obamacare.
RunTime:  0:36
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The legislation would require further legislative action or voter approval before the Governor could implement Obamacare.

Democratic Jackson County Senator Jolie Justus opposes the bill.

She says there are just too many unknowns right now.

Actuality:  JUSTUS.WAV
Run Time:  00:10
Description: "So like any good business person I think it makes sense that we start looking at contingencies and that we not tie the hands of those folks who are going to be forced to implement this."

Supporters of the bill say it's about seperation of power and checks and balances.

The bill requires one more vote in the Senate before moving on to the House.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.


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