Rush Limbaugh's bust has yet to be unveiled for induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
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Rush Limbaugh's bust has yet to be unveiled for induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

Date: May 9, 2012
By: Natalia Allen
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 578

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Dred Scott was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians, but House Speaker Steve Tilley has yet to officially induct Rush Limbaugh.
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Wrap:  There have been several protests to prevent Republican House Speaker Steve Tilley's decision to induct Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

However, Tilley has yet to say when he plans to formally induct Limbaugh.

On the House floor, the bust of Dred Scott was unveiled for induction.

Tilley says he represents one of the most famous figures in American history.

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Description: "The man who as born into slavery and for most of his life, lived without freedom.  But who had the courage and conviction to pursue that freedom at any cost."

Governor Nixon has not responded to requests to ban the induction of Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Natalia Allen.

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Lawmakers seek to gain control over the Rotunda in the state Capitol.
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Wrap: Missouri House representatives passed a provision to seek control of the Rotunda during the same day Republican House Speaker Steve Tilley officially inducted Dred Scott into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

However, Tilley has yet to formally induct Rush Limbaugh, which he announced earlier in the legislative session.

Controversy over Limbaugh's proposed induction prompted the provision that would grant lawmakers control of the Rotunda.

The Hall of Famous Missourians induction decisions are made solely by the the House Speaker.

The amendment was given fist round of approval.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Natalia Allen.

 


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