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Kinder Sponsoring Bill to Prevent Keno

March 20, 2002
By: Christopher Shields
State Capital Bureau

The top republican in the Senate is sponsoring a bill that would stop Governor Holden's plans to bring keno to Missouri.

Christopher Shields has more from Jefferson City.

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Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder is sponsering a bill that would prevent any new gaming in Missouri.

The bill conflicts with a call from Governor Holden to bring keno to Missouri to fund education.

Kinder says it should be up to the legislature to approve any new gaming.

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The Governor's spokesperson says he doesn't have enough information to comment.

From the State Capitol, Christopher Shields


Missouri's Democratic Governor wants a new lottery game to fund education, but the Senate's top Republican has a bill to prevent it.

Christopher Shields has more from the State Capitol.

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Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder is sponsering a bill that would stop keno and any other new game from coming to the state without voter approval. This is contrary to a proposal from Governor Holden.

Kinder says keno would be a big change for the state.

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The Governor's spokesperson said he doesn't have enough information on the bill to comment.

The bill awaiting a committee vote.

From Jefferson City, Christopher Shields


Missouri's Democratic Governor wants a new lottery game to fund education, but the Senate's top Republican is pushing a bill through committee to prevent it.

I'm Christopher Shields for Missouri Capitol Caucus.

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Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder is sponsoring a bill that would prevent any new gaming in Missouri without voter approval.

The bill conflicts with a call from Governor Holden in his State of the State address to bring keno to Missouri as a way to fund K through twelve education.

Kinder says the state has become too dependent on gambling.

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Kinder went on to say the game would be a big change for the state.

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Governor Holden's spokesman says he doesn't have enough information on the bill to comment.

The bill is awaiting a vote by the Senate Pensions and General Laws Committee.

From Jefferson City, I'm Christopher Shields.