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Hanaway says Holden has failed to lead the state

May 21, 2003
By: Elizabeth Gill
State Capital Bureau

House Speaker Catherine Hanaway says Governor Holden has failed to lead the state.

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Hanaway blasted Holden for vetoing the 3rd budget bill this week.

Holden's decision to veto the social services budget makes him the 1st Governor in the state's recorded history to veto 3 budget bills.

Hanaway says the Governor has launched a campaign of terror to scare voters into voting for tax increase:

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Contents: "He know the voters have rejected tax increases 3 times in the last 10 months, that somehow he must change their minds, and he believes he can do it only by rolling out a list of horrible things that are going to happen to Missourians."

Holden says he vetoed the social services budget because it denies health care to low income families and will move people from work to welfare.

From the state Capitol, I'm Elizabeth Gill, KMOX news.


House Speaker Catherine Hanaway says Governor Holden is protecting his own budget at the expense of seniors, children and the disabled.

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Hanaway says by vetoing some but not all of the budget bills, the Governor is not letting the general assembly move funds around.

Hanaway says in effect, the Governor is protecting his own budget at the expense of children and the poor.

Hanaway says Holden's decision to veto 3 budget bills puts the burden on the taxpayers.

She says Holden has failed to lead the state.

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Contents: "This is a disservice to Missourians and it is very unfortunate that while the legislative session was going on, the Governor wasn't here working on this budget."

Holden says he is vetoing the social services budget because low income families would lose health insurance.

Holden announced plans to veto the mental health and higher education budgets earlier this week.

From the state Capitol, I'm Elizabeth Gill.