Minutes after Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, a Ferguson-area lawmaker called the order 'unnecessary.'
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Minutes after Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, a Ferguson-area lawmaker called the order 'unnecessary.'

Date: November 17, 2014
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

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Just minutes after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, one area lawmaker said it is 'unnecessary.'
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Wrap: Representative Courtney Allen Curtis, who represents part of Ferguson, said Governor Jay Nixon is working on saving face after the first round of Ferguson protests.

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Description: "Really, I just think at this point it's unnecessary had the governor taken other precautionary measures earlier on. So to do it now, he's working on cleaning up his legacy to me."

Nixon's state of emergency declaration activates the National Guard to help with any protests that may result from the grand jury issuing its decision in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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

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One Ferguson-area lawmaker found out about Governor Jay Nixon's state of emergency declaration only after being called by the media.
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Wrap: Representative Courtney Allen Curtis, a Democrat who represents part of Ferguson, was contacted minutes after Governor Jay Nixon issued his state of emergency declaration and said neither he nor his fellow Ferguson lawmaker Sharon Pace was contacted.

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Description: "I just got off the phone with Representative Pace. She has nothing in her email as well."

Curtis said he is upset about not being contacted by Nixon because this directly affects his constituents.

Nixon's state of emergency declaration comes in anticipation of the grand jury issuing a decision on whether or not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. 

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


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