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The Aftermath

January 11, 1996
By: Phill Brooks
State Capital Bureau

It was virtually business as usual with the Missouri's House Thursday, now that it's ended its week-long leadership crisis. That brought some words of relief from Missouri's governor as we hear in this report from Phill Brooks in Jefferson City:

There are some close similarities between Missouri's new House speaker and the governor.

The governor's son actually attended law school with House Speaker Steve Gaw.

And like Gaw -- but more 30 years ago -- Mel Carnahan assumed a legislative leadership after just a few years in the House, when he was elected majority leader in his third year.

With background, Carnahan had some advice for the new speaker:

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Carnahan spoke by phone with Gaw the night of his election.

And the governor says the new speaker will have a voice in the governor's legislative agenda.

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