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Kinder Issues Republican Response to Nixon Address.

Date: January 27, 2009
By: Max Reiss
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder attacks Governor Jay Nixon for banking on funds for the Missouri Budget that don't yet exist in the Republican response to Nixon's first ever State of the State address.

Max Reiss (REECE) has more from Jefferson City. 

OutCue: SOC

The Missouri GOP sent out its state government top dog to respond to Jay Nixon's first address to the state.

Lieutenant Governor Kinder expressed the GOP's biggest concern with Nixon's budget proposal: relying on federal funds that have not yet been given out.

Actuality:  REBUT6.WAV
Run Time: 00:13
Description: The governor has proposed a state budget built around the hope of a federal bailout. What if these dollars don't arrive? What if we don't get nearly as much as expected? Can we really spend our way back to prosperity?
Kinder also criticized the governor for cutting or reducing funds for 50 government programs.
Reporting from the State Capitol, Max Reiss, 1120, KMOX News.

Intro: The GOP fires back at Governor Jay Nixon's State of the State Address with the state's number two executive leading the charge.

Max Reiss (REECE) has more from Jefferson City.

OutCue: SOC

Lieutenant Governor Kinder offered the Republican response to Tuesday night's State of the State Address.

Kinder said federal funds are not the answer to Missouri's budget crisis.

Actuality:  REBUT7.WAV
Run Time: 00:04
Description: A budget based on a one time bailout is no. . . long. . . term. . . plan.
The GOP's only statewide elected official also attacked Nixon for putting on hold a contract that would create an emergency radio system for firefighters and police.
The same kind of system he said was missing on September 11th.
Actuality:  REBUT5.WAV
Run Time: 00:12
Description: Many firefighters lost their lives because they never heard the police warning that the building was beginning to crumble. At this very moment, we have the same communication problem in many parts of our state.

Governor Nixon's proposed budget reduces or gets rid of 50 government programs.

Reporting from the State Capitol, Max Reiss, 1120 KMOX News.

Intro: Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder offers the state GOP response to Governor Jay Nixon's first State of the State Address.

Max Reiss (REECE) has more from Jefferson City.

OutCue: SOC

Governor Jay Nixon's first state of the state address Tuesday night was rebutted by the GOP member whose office is down the hallway from his own.

Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder attacked Nixon saying the Governor's budget plan was not an acceptable long term solution.

Actuality:  REBUT8.WAV
Run Time: 00:07
Description: We need an enduring vision for our state's economy. Not a budget, propped up on debt that will have to be paid back our children and grandchildren.
In addition to eliminating more than 1,300 jobs, Nixon said he plans to balance the state's budget with a federal bailout package that has not yet been approved by Congress.
Kinder said he wants to know what the governor will propose, then, if Missouri does not get the amount of bailout funds Nixon expects.
Reporting from the State Capitol, Max Reiss, 1120, KMOX NEWS.

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