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New Task Force created to help auto industry.

Date: March 30, 2009
By: Christine Slusser
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Gov. Nixon named eighteen members to his new Automotive Jobs Task Force, which is now in charge of keeping Missouri's automotive industry alive.

Christine Slusser has more from the State Capitol.

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The new Automotive Jobs Task Force is headed by CEOs, managers and a few line workers themselves.

Governor Nixon's spokesman, Scott Holste, says this force is just the thing to help Missouri's dire economy.

 

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Description: "Time is of the essence on this matter. We were looking at a twenty-five year high rate of unemployment, more Missourians out of work than there have been for decades, we've gotta get this economy turned around."


Republican Senator Scott Rupp says he commends the Governor's new plan of attack.

He says anything to help the auto industry, or the economy in general, is a worthy cause.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Christine Slusser.


Intro: The eighteen new members of Gov. Nixon's Automotive Jobs Task Force are now in charge of tackling Missouri's crumbling auto industry.

Christine Slusser has more from Jefferson City.

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Gov. Nixon's new members in the Automotive Jobs Task Force do not have a first-time meeting scheduled yet, but Nixon's office assures that it will be sooner than later.

Republican Senator Scott Rupp says the new Task Force is an important step in turning Missouri's economy around.

 

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Description: "The whole industry is very important to Missouri, so anything we can do to bolster it and shore it up and provide any assistance to make sure that the plants that we have stay open or hopefully if the economy turns around, especially in that industry, to recruit other plants."

Rupp also says anything to help get Missouri's economy back on track is a good thing to support.

And it's getting support, as he says no one is opposed to the Governor's new team.

From the State Capitol, I'm Christine Slusser.