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Lt. Gov Kinder to join lawsuit with 13 state attorneys general

Date: March 23, 2010
By: Max Reiss
State Capitol Bureau

Intro:  Missouri's Lieutenant Governor says you could add his name to the list of state officials challenging the legality of the newly signed federal healthcare law.
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Wrap: That makes Peter Kinder number 14.

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Description: "I intend to join with officials of 13 other states."

Missouri's Attorney General, Democrat Chris Koster is monitoring the lawsuit but hasn't made a decision to join the lawsuit or not.

Kinder said he's getting Missouri involved. . .

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Description: "To challenge the legality of this federal healthcare bill and any unconstitutional provision in which it may be contained."

Kinder said he doesn't know what the cost would be to the state for him to sue the federal government.

From the steps of Missouri Capitol, I'm Max Reiss, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro:  Missouri's Lieutenant Governor will join the lawsuit aimed at suing the federal government over the legality of the recently signed federal healthcare bill.
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Wrap: Peter Kinder intends to join forces with 13 other states' attorneys generals as they attack the federal healthcare bill signed into law by the president Tuesday.

As far as what it will cost Missouri to get involved in the suit?

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Description: "We don't know yet. We don't know yet."

But the Lieutenant Governor did say no matter what the cost, it will be worth it.

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Description: "But if you were to spend a few thousand dollars to save hundreds of millions, that's a good bargain. Unlike the bargain the feds are offering us."

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has not joined the suit and is monitoring the situation. 

From the steps of the Missouri Capitol, I'm Max Reiss, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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