Silver Haired Legislature approves senior-related issues to bring before state lawmakers
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Silver Haired Legislature approves senior-related issues to bring before state lawmakers

Date: October 11, 2012
By: Christine Roto
State Capitol Bureau

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Missouri seniors can count on the Silver Haired Legislature to represent their needs before state lawmakers.
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Wrap: The group is made up of Missouri seniors 60 years and older who propose bills for the General Assembly.

They discussed proposals focusing on funding for senior care, such as home delivery meals, elderly transportation and prescription costs.

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Description: "Well most things are not very controversial because we are all focused on making a quality of life for the individuals that are seniors throughout the area."

The group's Senate Majority Leader Mary Lou Brennan has been part of the legislature for 15 years now. She says it is important for Missouri seniors to know there are people representing their needs.

From the state Capitol, I'm Christine Roto.

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The Silver Haired Legislature discussed protecting meals for Missouri seniors.
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Wrap: The legislature is made up of Senators and Representatives from 10 areas of Missouri who represent senior-related issues.

One of the issues passed without much debate pertained to funding for elderly meals. The group's Senate Majority Leader Mary Lou Brennan said meals for seniors is typically one of the most important issues to most people on the legislature.

One of the group's senators, Bob Sneider, represented the proposal for the funding.

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Description: "We're not asking for additional money which we really need. We're asking to basically to get back to where we were to start with."

The two chambers will reconvene to decide on five bills to bring before state lawmakers. 

From the state Capitol, I'm Christine Roto.


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