Missouri's House Speaker is pleased, yet perplexed by Gov. Jay Nixon's state of emergency in Ferguson
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Missouri's House Speaker is pleased, yet perplexed by Gov. Jay Nixon's state of emergency in Ferguson

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

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Missouri's House Speaker praises Governor Jay Nixon for being proactive with his state of emergency declaration in Ferguson.
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Wrap: House Speaker Tim Jones says he is pleased with Governor Jay Nixon finally paying attention to the unrest in Ferguson as a result of the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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Description: "I'm pleased to see that the governor is focused on our region, focused on our community, and acknowledges that there's some leadership that the governor of our state needs to be participating in."

Nixon's order came under attack from a couple of Ferguson-area lawmakers as an overreaction. 

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

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One top Republican questioned the timing of Governor Jay Nixon's state of emergency declaration.
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Wrap: While House Speaker Tim Jones praised Governor Jay Nixon for being proactive, he raised one issue with the state of emergency.

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Description: I am I guess a little perplexed maybe as to him calling a state of emergency before anything has actually occurred."

A jury is expected to issue a decision on whether or not Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face charges for shooting and killing Michael Brown back in August.  

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


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