Gov. Nixon's campaign promises leave one senator unimpressed with State of State address
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Gov. Nixon's campaign promises leave one senator unimpressed with State of State address

Date: January 27, 2009
By: Rebecca Beitsch
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Gov. Nixon's campaign promises leave one senator unimpressed with State of State address.

Rebecca Beitsch (b-EYE-ch) has more from the capitol. 

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Despite promises to expand Medicare and to recruit children into state-funded health care insurance programs, some legislators felt the speech lacked specifics. Senator Tom Dempsey, a St. Louis County republican, said he wanted more details from the governor on health care after a campaign devoted to the topic.

 

Actuality:  DEMPSEY2.WAV
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Description: Well I think for a governor that made health care a key platform, a key piece of his election effort, I expect more than you know whatever if you guys got a good idea I'll take it.


Senator Dempsey has plans to introduce health care legislation.

From the capitol, I'm Rebecca Beitsch, 1120 KMOX News.


Intro: Gov. Nixon's State of the State address left one senator unclear of health care plans.

Rebecca Beitsch (b-EYE-ch) has more from the capitol. 

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Altough the speech lasted for over 40 minutes, some legislators cited a lack of specifics. Senator Tom Dempsey, a St. Louis County republican, said he wanted to hear more of an agenda from the governor as a guide for crafting his own legislation.

 

Actuality:  DEMPSEY3.WAV
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Description: I've been waiting for the state of the state to find out the governor's idea, and to find out thwere there's agreement, and then where possibly, we have a difference of opinion. After listening to the State of the State I'm not clear where he wants to go on significantly reducing the uninsured.
 
Senator Dempsey said he is still planning on filing health care legislation.
 
From the capitol, I'm Rebecca Beitsch, 1120 KMOX News.