The Missouri House of Representatives passed a resolution to establish "Ronald Reagan Day" in Missouri.
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The Missouri House of Representatives passed a resolution to establish "Ronald Reagan Day" in Missouri.

Date: April 7, 2008
By: Emily Rau
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Missourians will celebrate the life of President Ronald Reagan with a day named in his honor.

Emily Rau has more from Jefferson City.

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From now on February 6th will be Ronald Reagan Day in the state of Missouri.

Republican Representative Bob Dixon proposed a resolution to honor the man he describes as an American hero.

Legislators in the House passed the resolution despite hearing concerns from Democratic Representative Beth Low.

Low says that there is a better way to celebrate the life of President Reagan.

 

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Description: I think you can honor Ronald Reagan's legacy and make a difference in the lives of average Missourians by funding and supporting Stem Cell Research that relates to finding treatments and cures for Alzhiemer's.


Reagan struggled with Alzheimers Disease for the last ten years of his life.

Reporting from the capitol, I'm Emily Rau.

 

 

 


Intro: One Democratic Legislator says "Ronald Reagan Day" isn't enough to honor the President's legacy.

Emily Rau has more from Jefferson City.

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The House of Representatives voted to designate February 6th Ronald Reagan Day in Missouri.

Democratic Representative Beth Low oppposed the resolution because she says there is a better way to honor the former President.

Low says the answer is legislative support for a bigger issue.

 

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Description: Honor Ronald Reagan's legacy by funding and supporting stem cell research that relates to finding treatments and cures for Alzhiemer's.


 

Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with Alzhiemer's in 1994, ten years before his death from the disease.

 

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Description: It's important to put your money where your mouth is. Doing something to impact the health and lives of Missourians would.

 Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Emily Rau.