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GOP members will meet Friday to discuss tax cut bill

Date: September 19, 2013
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

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Republicans who voted against the tax cut bill will meet Friday to discuss a path forward.
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Wrap: The meeting comes a week after the 15 Republican lawmakers voted not to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of the tax cut bill.

Republican Rep. Don Phillips said the GOP infighting over the last week has damaged the party.

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Description: You know, I just think that infighting is an embarrassing thing, a disappointing thing. It can't help but hurt our party.

Last week on Dana Loesch's radio show House Speaker Tim Jones last week didn't rule out stripping members of their committee chairmanships.

The meeting will be held in Rep. Lynn Morris' district. He's invited all 15 Republicans, but not all can make it.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony

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Republicans who bucked party leaders on tax bill to meet Friday to discuss path forward
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Wrap: The "Flimsy 15," as some are calling them, will get together at the behest of Rep. Lynn Morris in his district.

Republican Rep. Lyndall Fraker outlined what he thinks will happen at the meeting.

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Description: "Oh, I just think we're going to stand in unity with our caucus and come up with a plan to make the bill a better bill for next year."

Last week on Dana Loesch's radio show, House Speaker Tim Jones did not rule out stripping members of their committee chairmanships. Fraker is the vice-chairman of the Workforce Development and Workplace Safety committee.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony.


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