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Missouri House of Representative Gets Slow Start

January 26, 2005
By: Jade Mingus
State Capital Bureau

A quarter of Missouri's legislative session is over, and Democrats say they are frustrated at the Missouri House of Representatives slow start. Jade Mingus has more from the state Capitol.

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The House has been in session three weeks, and work has just started on bills. Minority Whip and St. Louis Representative Connie Johnson says every Republican bill has been assigned, but it's a different story for the 58 bills filed by the Democrats.

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"All legislation filed by minority caucus members they have been dated, they have been noted accordingly, but we don't have a committee assignment but for two bills. "

Assistant Majority Floor Leader and Mt.Vernon Reprsentative Jack Goodman says the small number of minority bills assigned to committees is not deliberate or partisan. Representative Goodman says it is just a matter of bills going through the House process. From the state Capitol, I'm Jade Mingus.

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Missouri's House of Reprsentatives has been in session almost four weeks, but little has been accomplished. Jade Mingus has more from the state Capitol on why it is taking so long to get down to business.
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A quarter of the legislative session is over, but Minority Whip and St. Louis Reprsentative Connie Johnson says only two of the 58 bills filed by Democrats have been assigned to committees. Assistant Majority Floor Leader Jack Goodman says there is a reason for the House's slow start.

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"The time we have spent now will be incredibly beneficial to the people of Missouri now that we are at the point of starting to move legislation. We will have committees that are handling bills much more officially."

Goodman says it is not deliberate that only two of the 58 minority caucus bills have been assigned to a committee. Goodman says he expects House productivity to pick up next week. From the state Capitol, I'm Jade Mingus.Date:January 26, 2005

By: Jade Mingus

State Capital Bureau

A quarter of Missouri's legislative session is over, and Democrats say they are frustrated at the Missouri House of Representatives slow start. Jade Mingus has more from the state Capitol.

RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

The House has been in session three weeks, and work has just started on bills. Minority Whip and St. Louis Representative Connie Johnson says every Republican bill has been assigned, but it's a different story for the 58 bills filed by the Democrats.

Actuality:
RunTime:
OutCue:
Contents:

"All legislation filed by minority caucus members they have been dated, they have been noted accordingly, but we don't have a committee assignment but for two bills. "

Assistant Majority Floor Leader and Mt.Vernon Reprsentative Jack Goodman says the small number of minority bills assigned to committees is not deliberate or partisan. Representative Goodman says it is just a matter of bills going through the House process. From the state Capitol, I'm Jade Mingus.

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Missouri's House of Reprsentatives has been in session almost four weeks, but little has been accomplished. Jade Mingus has more from the state Capitol on why it is taking so long to get down to business.
RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

A quarter of the legislative session is over, but Minority Whip and St. Louis Reprsentative Connie Johnson says only two of the 58 bills filed by Democrats have been assigned to committees. Assistant Majority Floor Leader Jack Goodman says there is a reason for the House's slow start.

Actuality:
RunTime:
OutCue:
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"The time we have spent now will be incredibly beneficial to the people of Missouri now that we are at the point of starting to move legislation. We will have committees that are handling bills much more officially."

Goodman says it is not deliberate that only two of the 58 minority caucus bills have been assigned to a committee. Goodman says he expects House productivity to pick up next week. From the state Capitol, I'm Jade Mingus.