House Speaker gives his thoughts on what could help Ferguson rebound from months of turmoil
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House Speaker gives his thoughts on what could help Ferguson rebound from months of turmoil

Date: October 15, 2014
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

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Missouri's House Speaker said one of the ways the legislature could help Ferguson is by passing right-to-work legisation.
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Wrap: Republican Speaker of the House Tim Jones said the legislature could pass right-to-work legislation and that would instantly help economic development in and around Ferguson.

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Description: "One of the biggest things we can do is become the 25th right to work state in the country and give workers freedom. Missouri is now an oasis of big labor infleunce and power. If you look at a map of the country, we're nearly surrounded by states that have gone to worker freedom states."

Jones and his colleagues tried to pass right-to-work legislation in the last legislative session, but not enough Republicans supported the bill.

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

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Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones said taking on the education establishment is one way to improve the situation in Ferguson
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Wrap: Jones said the education community is too powerful and needs to be reigned in if communities like Ferguson want to prosper in the future.

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Description: "When young men and women are educated properly and receive a great education, then that means they have opportunities for the future, which means they have hope for their future, which means they don't fall into this cycle of despair and violence."

Lawmakers passed an education bill last session, but couldn't override the veto of Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.

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


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