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Republicans keep silent

Date: April 22, 2009
By: Nathan Higgins
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Republican representatives caucused to discuss big budget issues but details remain slim about the specific issues.

Nathan Higgins has more from the State Capitol.

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House Speaker Ron Richard's spokesperson Kristen Blanchard, along with Republican Representatives Jay Wasson and Mike Cunningham confirmed the caucus dealt with economic stimulus money and the state budget, but none shared any specific details.

 

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Description: "Um, there are parts of the budget that are discussed almost every time we meet."
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Description: "We talked about the budget among other things."
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Description: Cunning: "Uh, just budget items."

Nathan Higgins: "Any specific things?"

Cunning:  "No, just budget items; just a broad range of budget items."


House Republican leaders were also unavailable for comment.
 
The economic stimulus plan and the state budget were supposed to be discussed on the House floor Wednesday.
 
Instead, representatives stalled and neither issues were brought to the floor before the House convened early for a Softball game.
 
Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Nathan Higgins, News Radio 1120 KMOX.