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House members debate the best way to oversee the Missouri Information Analysis Center

Date: September 15, 2009
By: Max Reiss
State Capitol Bureau

Intro:  Six months after the Missouri Information Analysis Center had it's report leaked to the public on U.S. militias, Missouri House members discuss how to oversee the agency. Max Reiss (REECE) has more from Jefferson City.
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Wrap: Missouri House Members started the process on how best to oversee MIAC, the Missouri Information Analysis Center, Tuesday.

MIAC, frustrated state lawmakers back in March when a leaked report detailed how Ron Paul and Chuck Baldwin supporters posed threats to national security. 

Jackson Representative Curt Dougherty says he wants to keep any kind of police force away from MIAC.

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Description: "I very seriously object that in any way of having it made up of law enforcement people. I would like to see oversight. I would like it to be a full time position."
The Interim Committee on State Intelligence Analysis made no action on how to oversee MIAC.
 
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Max Reiss. Newsradio 1120, KMOX. 

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Intro:  Lawmakers debate ways to oversee the Missouri Information Analysis Center.
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Wrap: The Missouri Information Analysis Center, MIAC, has lawmakers debating the best way to oversee it six months after an agency report outraged many in the state capitol.

House Members focused the arguments around whether or not to include law enforcement overseeing MIAC.

Jackson County Democrat Curt Dougherty said the reason for a closer eye on MIAC is simple.

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Description: "I think the whole jist of it the reports went too far. No one disagreed there wasn't valuable information in there."

MIAC sparked controversy earlier this year when it released a report detailing how third party political supports pose threats to national security and are members of militias.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Max Reiss. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

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Intro:  6 months after outraging state lawmakers, House members take strides toward stronger oversight system for the Missouri Information Analysis Center.
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Wrap: Some recommended a panel of law enforcement, and some didn't want law enforcement involved at all.

But Missouri House members agreed Tuesday they need to keep a close eye on MIAC, the Missouri Information Analysis Center.

Springfield Republican Representative Bob Dixon said the agency needs further oversight because MIAC's previous reports contained information from questionable sources.

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Description: "You've gotta have good information. If the information isn't good then it's really not a valuable tool for law enforcement so that is a concern."

The House Interim Committee on Information Analysis made no formal recommendation on how best to oversee MIAC.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Max Reiss. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

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