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Two Missouri House members exchanged personal attacks during a tax debate

Date: May 7, 2014
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
A day after the Missouri House overrode the governor's tax cut veto, two House members exchanged personal attacks on another tax bill
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Wrap: The exchange started when Kansas City Democratic Representative Jeremy LaFaver took exception to an amendment offered by Liberty Republican Representative Wanda Brown.

Brown's amendment would allow people to give any amount of money to the state if they feel they are not taxed enough.

This is when the personal attacks started.

Actuality:  BROWNLAF.WAV
Run Time:  00:17
Description: "Would you like me to name transgressions? Let's dance. You bet. You know, my big transgression was being tricked. Yours was smoking dope on the way back from the Democratic caucus. So if you want to get personal, you've picked the right person."

LaFaver later said Brown was out of line.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.

Intro: 
A Missouri House Democrat took exception to a personal attack leveled against him on the House floor Wednesday.
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Wrap: Kansas City Democratic Representative Jeremy LaFaver and Liberty Republican Representative Wanda Brown exchanged personal attacks on the House floor during a debate over a tax bill.

Brown said her biggest transgression was being tricked and said LaFaver's was smoking dope on the way back from a Democratic caucus meeting last August.

LaFaver later responded to Brown's attack.

Actuality:  LAFAVER1.WAV
Run Time:  00:03
Description: "She is often out of line, but she was out of line again this time."

Despite repeated requests to get her side of the story, Brown refused to be interviewed.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.


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