Graham's bill fails again
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Graham's bill fails again

Date: September 10, 2008
By: Jon Cecero
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: The Missouri Senate votes to sustain Governor's veto. Jon Cecero (SIS-ARO) has more from Jefferson City. RunTime:0:53
OutCue: SOC

Senator Chuck Graham came the closest he has in six years to passing his student curator bill.

The bill did pass through both houses last session but was vetoed by the governor and did not get the two-thirds majority needed to over-ride the veto.

Graham was the only Senator to speak on the bill before the 16 to 17 vote and was adamant about why creating a student voting position is necessary.

 

Actuality:  GRAHAM3.WAV
Run Time: 00:15
Description: "They're happy to take the tuition checks, my colleagues, and cash them. But they don't even want to meet with the students, to consider whether a student, who is already on the board of curators ought to have the right to vote."  

 

Attorney General candidate and Senator Mike Gibbons was one of many Republicans who switched his vote from yes to no.

Graham says he is confident that next year he can get the bill through.  

Reporting from the State Capitol I'm Jon Cecero.

 

 


Intro: Republican Attorney General candidate switches his vote after an attempt to override the Governor's veto.

Jon Cecero (SIS-ARO) has more from Jefferson City.

RunTime:0:44
OutCue: SOC

Senator Mike Gibbons said the governor's concerns with the student curator bill were valid and changed his vote.

The bill was brought to the Senate to override the Governor's veto and Gibbons was one of many Republicans that switched his vote from yes to no.

The attempt to override the bill failed and Gibbons said it was not the right time for it to pass.

Actuality:  GIBB3.WAV
Run Time: 00:15
Description: "From my stand-point..I didn't feel.. I thought that those were some legitimate concerns and that the issue of itself of those concerns did rise to the level of an override."

This is the farthest that the vote on the student curator bill has gone within the last 6 years.

Reporting from the State Capitol I'm Jon Cecero.