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Senate delays candidate filing deadline.

Date: February 16, 2012
By: Ashley Hartman
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 773

Intro: 
The Senate votes on a bill changing the filing date for Missouri lawmakers due to uncertainty and redistricting.
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Wrap: Just two days before a state commission meets on redrawing Missouri Senate maps, the Senate unanimously approved the plan to delay the filing deadline from February 28th to March 27th for candidates running for state offices.   

Senator Mike Parson sponsors the bill and says the only way to give Missourians a chance to be able to adopt a map is to extend these filing dates.

Actuality:  PARSON.WAV
Run Time:  00:09
Description: "Usually the filing dates are earlier, but again because of the redistricting if it happens every ten years, this is unusual circumstances and that's why we're doing what we're doing this time."

The bill now moves to the House. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ashley Hartman.

Intro: 
Two days before a state commission meets on drawing Missouri Senate maps, one senator addressed the problems that would occur if the bill doesn't pass in time.
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Wrap: The Senate unanimously approved the plan on Thursday to delay the filing deadline to March 27th for candidates running for state offices. 

Republican Cape Girardeau Senator Jason Crowell brought up an issue with the current timeline of redrawing the state's congressional maps. 

Actuality:  CROWELL.WAV
Run Time:  00:07
Description: "People that want to run for reelection in the Senate are not even going to know what district they're filing in."

Crowell argued the courts need to reach an agreement before the filing deadline. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ashley Hartman.

Intro: 
Senate voted to delay the filing deadline two days before a state commission would meet to redraw Missouri Senate maps.
RunTime:  0:31
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: In the Senate, Senators Parson and Crowell discussed the benefits of the bill that would delay the state legislature filing date. 

Actuality:  CROWELLJ.WAV
Run Time:  00:10
Description: "At some point there's a timeline on when ballots have to be printed and we don't even know if we're going to have the maps done in a sufficient time in which to get ballots printed."

Senator Jason Crowell discussed various factors contributing to the need to postpone the candidate filing deadline. 

The new deadline is March 27th as opposed to February 28th. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ashley Hartman. 


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