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One Missouri lawmaker plan to keep fighting for education funding

September 24, 2003
By: Zachary Ottenstein
State Capital Bureau

One Missouri lawmaker says he will keep fighting for school funding. Zack Ottenstein has the story.

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Democratic Representative Harold Selby introduced a bill during the special session that could generate considerable money for education.

Selby's bill would put a ten percent tax on campaign contributions, which would be used to help fund the education budget.

Selby says businesses are not the only party in Missouri benefiting from tax loopholes.

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Contents: "I think that when we point a finger at a group of people that are in industry and we say hey you've got this loophole and you need to close it, there's three more pointing back at ourselves saying well wait a minute we're not paying taxes on this money we receive."

Selby says if he can't get the bill passed when the legislature meets again in January it would not be a dead end.

He may try to get the measure put on the ballot.

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Contents: "I really don't see why, uh, who would be against, other than the politicians, who would be against putting thais tax on campaign contributions."

Selby says he has received mixed feedback from lawmakers so far.

From the state Capitol, I'm Zack Ottentstein.

Date: September 24, 2003

By: Zack Ottenstein

State Capital Bureau

One Missouri lawmaker says he will keep fighting for school funding. Zack Ottenstein has the story.

Story:
RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

Democratic Representative Harold Selby introduced a bill during the special session that could generate considerable money for education.

Selby's bill would put a ten percent tax on all campaign contributions, which would go to the education budget.

And he says that if he can't get the bill passed when the legislature meets again in January, he may try to get the measure put on the ballot.

Actuality:
RunTime: 7 sec
OutCue:
Contents: "I really don't see why, uh, who would be against, other than the politicians, who would be against putting this tax on campaign contributions."

Selby says he has received mixed feedback from lawmakers so far.

From the state Capitol, I'm Zack Ottenstein.

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One Missouri lawmaker says that businesses are not the only party benefiting from tax loopholes. Zack Ottenstein has the story.

Story:
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OutCue: SOC

Democratic Representative Harold Selby says that he believes politicians should pay taxes on campaign contributions.

He introduced a bill during the special session that would put a ten percent tax on all campaign contributions.

And, the revenue would go to public schools.

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RunTime: 15 sec.
OutCue:
Contents: "I think that when we point a finger at a group of people that are in industry and we say hey you've got this loophole and you need to close it, there's three more pointing back at ourselves saying well wait a minute we're not paying taxes on this money we receive. "

Selby says that if he can't get the support from lawmakers, he may try to get the measure put on the ballot.

From the state Capitol, I'm Zack Ottenstein.