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General Assembly wants to move MoDot

Date: May 2, 2013
By: Ellie Coatar
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 19 

Intro: 
Part of a state spending bill in the Missouri House would fund a new building for MoDot and make improvements to state Capitol.
RunTime:  0:40
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: A 38-million-dollar plan would fund new offices for the Missouri Department of Transportation. Some lawmakers say that the current MoDot building could be used as office space for legislative staff, like a Capitol annex.

Democratic Representative Jeff Roorda from Jefferson County says this plan is government at its worst, and he will not support it.

Actuality:  ROORBLD2.WAV
Run Time:  00:08
Description: "I can't believe that the party that claims to be the party of fiscal conservatism would advance such a measure."

Another 50 million dollars would fun structural improvements to the state Capitol. The measure must be approved once more before heading to the Senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ellie Coatar.

Intro: 
A proposed state spending measure in the Missouri House would fund improvements to the Capitol building and new offices for MoDot.
RunTime:  0:44
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Part of the plan would use 38-million-dollars to fund a new building for MoDot. Some lawmakers say the old building could be used as Capitol annex for legislative staff.

Democratic Representative Jeff Roorda from Jefferson County opposes the measure and says it is government at its worst.

Actuality:  ROORBLD3.WAV
Run Time:  00:15
Description: "When folks spending money irresponsibly like this wink and say trust me, I'm not inclined to do so. The whole approach is not good stewardship of taxpayer dollarrs, and I'm not going to be a part of it."

Another 50-million-dollars would go towards structural improvements of the Capitol building. The measure must be approved once more before it heads to the Senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ellie Coatar.


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