Among the discussion of several appointments, that of Jason Hall to the Director of the DED was the most discussed
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Among the discussion of several appointments, that of Jason Hall to the Director of the DED was the most discussed

Date: January 30, 2012
By: Danielle Carter
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
The Governor's choice for the director of the Department of Economic Development faced a firestorm of questioning.
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Wrap: Members of the Gubernatorial Appointments Committee expressed frustration over Jason Hall's indecisiveness on key issues.

While Hall expressed confidence in his plans, Senators had concerns about his experience and his lack of opinion on current issues.  

Senate President Pro Tem Republican Rob Mayer, later spoke about the hearing.

 

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Description: "Well I think there's some legitimate concerns about Mr. Hall and his experience, or his lack of experience."

Senate committee members decided to put off the vote on Hall's appointment.
 
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Danielle Carter.
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The Governor's choice for director of the Department of Economic Development has few plans for the state.
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Wrap: The Governor's choice for director of the DED, Jason Hall, voiced vague plans to clean up Missouri's economy.

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Description: "You know we have to be aggressive in creating jobs, building stronger communities and using the tools that we have."

Hall's generic ideas sparked heavy debate among Senators, who voiced their concerns about the many economic issues facing the state.

The committee did not approve Hall for the position and may vote on his appointment Wednesday. 

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Danielle Carter.

Intro: 
Senators grilled the Governor's choice for the director of the Department of Economic Development for nearly two hours.
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Wrap: The Governor's choice for director of the DED, Jason Hall, faced nearly two hours of rapid-fire questioning from Senators.

Hall had a few plans for turning Missouri's economy around, but didn't have an opinion on most of the questions the senators asked him. Among those grilling Hall was Republican Senator Jason Crowell.

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Description: "Should Missouri be a right to work state, yes or no? Again, I've not had that come up in my conversations with businesses and I don't know that I've...So is your answer no? I simply don't have an opinion on that at this point."

Senators put off voting on Hall's appointment.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Danielle Carter.


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