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State legislators use interactive internet technology

October 19, 1999
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau

A group of Missouri lawmakers became the first to use a new interactive internet technology during a committee meeting today/Tuesday in Jefferson City. Aaron Cummins has more---

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The Joint Committee on Term Limits heard face-to-face testimony from Michigan's Speaker of the House on how term limits affected that state.

Missouri legislators were able to ask questions and interact with Chuck Perricone, and all of it cost only the price of a long-distance phone call.

Co-chair of the committee Representative Ted Farnen says the technology saves a lot of money.

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Contents: Farnen says that using the interactive technology saved money because it's much cheaper than using satellites or flying a group of legislators to Michigan.

Farnen says he hopes the technology will be used more often in the future. From the capitol, I'm Aaron Cummins.