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Chat about Missouri's Stimulus Money

Date: February 24, 2009
By: Lauren Mickler
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Missouri's piece of the stimulus pie was the hot topic with State Senators Tuesday.

Lauren Mickler (MIKE-ler) has more from Jefferson City.

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The committee overseeing Missouri's stimulus money spoke with the National Conference of State Legislatures, NCSL, about the cash coming Missouri's way. 

Republican Scott Rupp (ROOP) the Senate Federal Stimulus Committee Chairman said the group was helpful in understanding how Missouri can spend its share.
 

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Description: "I'm starting to understand it more, and what the handcuffs are, and the strings attached, and I think that's really where most of our concerns live... is the unknown answers... those questions on if you spend this, what will be the consequences?"
 
NCSL is talking with every state legislature in the country about the rules and guidelines on how to spend the stimulus money.
 
Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Lauren Mickler.